9 Attackers Are Killed in Western China

17 Nov

By JANE PERLEZ

BEIJING — Nine assailants were shot and killed Saturday night after they tried to storm a police station in the restive western province of Xinjiang, the state-run Xinhua news agency and Radio Free Asia said. Two police officers also died in the attack.

Details of the assault were sparse, but the news agency said the attackers were armed with knives and axes. Calls to the authorities in Kashgar, about 100 miles from the police station, and the nearby town of Bachu were not answered.

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