Thirteen dead after China bomb attack on police station

Thirteen people have been shot dead after they reportedly drove into a police building and set off an explosion.

The attack took place in Xinjiang's Kashgar region. Credit: Google Maps

A regional government website said police took "decisive action" after "thugs" crashed a car into the security building in Xinjiang province.

"Today, thugs crashed a car into the public security building of Kargilik county in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture and set off an explosion. Police took decisive action and shot dead 13 thugs," the official Tianshan web portal reported.

Three police officers also suffered injuries during the incident, according to reports.