As China awaits for Olympics, terror strikes

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New Delhi, Aug 4: Just 4 days before the grand opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics, terrorism seems to be worrying China a lot. This attack has given rise to major security concerns in the province.

At least sixteen policemen were killed and 16 others were injured in a suspected terror attack at northwest China's Xinjiang Region on Monday, Aug 4 morning. In one of the deadliest reported attacks in China in years, two men drove a lorry up to the station in Kashgar city aiming for a group of officers carriying out morning fitness exercises, Xinhua news agency said.

The two got off the vehicle and threw two grenades at the station, moving in to hack at police officers with knives, according to the agency.

Fourteen officers died on the spot, and two others lost their lives on the way to hospital, it said. Two attackers, who drove a tip lorry to break into the police station in Kashi at about 8 am were arrested, Xinhua quoted a police source, as saying. They threw two grenades, which caused the explosion.


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