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Chinese police 'shoot 14 dead' during Xinjiang riot

Chinese police have apparently shot dead 14 people during a riot which also saw two officers killed. The police crackdown in the western region of Xinjiang was "within the law", a spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Chinese police 'shoot 14 dead' in Xinjiang riot

Police in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang have shot dead 14 people during a riot in which two policemen were also killed, the regional government has said.

According to government reports on its official news portal Tianshan, police were attacked by a mob throwing explosive devices and wielding knives when they went to arrest "criminal suspects" in a village near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar.

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