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China says senior Uighur official killed during raid in unruly Xinjiang

A senior ethnic Uighur security official was killed in a police raid on a “nest of terrorists”, Chinese state media reported, giving details on a previously unannounced operation in the violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang.Hundreds of people have been killed in the past few years in the region which is home to the mainly Muslim Uighur people in violence blamed by the government on Islamist militants seeking an independent state called East Turkestan.

Source: China says senior Uighur official killed during raid in unruly Xinjiang | Reuters

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