China ‘Anti-Terror’ Raid Kills 18 – BBC News (Updated)

From BBC News:

Chinese police have killed 18 people in a raid on an alleged militant training camp in the western autonomous region of Xinjiang, officials say.

One policeman was killed and another injured in the raid, which took place on Friday, a police spokesman said.

China is waging a campaign against what it calls separatist activities of ’s Uighur Muslim minority. The announcement came as a Chinese official denounced Nobel Peace Prize nominee Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer. [Full Text]

UPDATE (1/9/07): See more recent reports on the raid: “Doubt raised over ‘terrorism’ in China’s restive west” from DPA; “China says terror raid finds ties abroad” from AP; and “Exploiting the Uighur ‘Terrorist Camp’ Raid” from Stratfor.

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