Xinjiang publishes anti-terror brochures

Updated: 2014-10-29 12:59


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URUMQI - China's far western Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, plagued by increasingly frequent terrorist attacks, has published a brochure advising the public on dealing with terrorism, local authorities announced Wednesday.

The brochure was compiled by the regional public security department and published by the Xinjiang People's Publishing House.

The brochure tells the public how to react to explosions and arson, as well as gun, ax and vehicle attacks using text and illustrations.

"Those who have safety awareness and knowledge and know how to fight terrorists in the right way can not only save their lives but also lower the losses caused by terrorist activities," said Zhang Yubo, one of the brochure's authors.

According to regional authorities, the number of terror-related gangs busted in Xinjiang increased from about 140 in 2010 to more than 200 last year.

In the latest terrorist attack, 40 rioters, six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary policemen were killed on Sept. 26 after a series of explosions hit a shop, an open fair and two police stations in Luntai County in northwest Xinjiang.