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Aug 6, 2008

The Chinese government is blaming the attack in Kashgar on Islamic terrorists. But there is very little evidence that al-Qaida is backing them.

Aug 5, 2008

Launching a terrorist attack in Kashgar, according to the Chinese government, is as pointless as throwing an egg at a stone.

Aug 5, 2008

A massive police and military operation is now under way in the far reaches of China抯 Empire in the run-up to the Olympics.

Aug 5, 2008

Until dawn on Monday, when the peace of the city of Kashgar was broken by explosions, it would have been easy to believe in the Chinese Government’s version of the happy land of Xinjiang. The name means New Frontier, a vast area of desert and mountains remote even to most Chinese, with all the trappings of an archetypal mysterious East.

Aug 5, 2008

Mr. Alim Seytoff, general secretary of the Uyghur American Association, was interviewed by BBC World Service at 2:15 p.m. (7:15 p.m. London) on August 5 regarding Monday's attack on Chinese police in Kashgar. Mr. Seytoff, accepting the interview on behalf of Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer, has presented the position of UAA on the incident.

Aug 4, 2008

Two assailants crashed a dump truck into a paramilitary police station in the restive Xinjiang region Monday and tossed out two grenades, killing 16 policemen and wounding 16 others in an apparent terrorist attack, the official New China News Agency reported.

Aug 4, 2008

Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China’s majority Muslim northwest Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media.

Aug 4, 2008

The deadly ambush Monday in China's majority Muslim northwest may have raised fears about terrorist attacks when the Beijing Olympic Games open Friday.

Aug 4, 2008

Days ahead of the Olympics, assailants reportedly kill 16 paramilitary officers in Xinjiang

Aug 3, 2008

As international journalists jet in to Beijing for the start of the Olympic Games, Hugh Sykes takes a rather slower route on the overnight train from the west of China.

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