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China busts Xinjiang terror ring

Chinese police said on Thursday they had broken up a “terrorist cell” accused of carrying out lethal attacks in Xinjiang as the restive region braced for the one-year anniversary of deadly ethnic unrest.

world Updated: Jun 25, 2010 00:07 IST

Chinese police said on Thursday they had broken up a “terrorist cell” accused of carrying out lethal attacks in Xinjiang as the restive region braced for the one-year anniversary of deadly ethnic unrest.

The announcement was made at a Beijing press conference that came ahead of the July 5 anniversary of rioting in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, by the region’s Muslim ethnic Uighurs.

“Since 2008 this terror group planned and carried out many terror acts in Xinjiang, including an attack on police and border guards in Kashgar during the Olympics,” Public Security Bureau spokesman Wu Heping told reporters.