China Kills Five Muslims Training for ‘Holy War’: State Media

AFP is reporting on a raid in in which five alleged terrorists planning a “holy war” were killed by police:

The five were killed on Tuesday when police raided their hide-out in Urumqi, the capital of the Muslim-populated region, Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.

Fifteen people, all Muslim Uighurs, were at the apartment and all had been wielding knives when police conducted the raid, the report said, without mentioning any heavier weapons such as guns.

“The suspected criminals that police killed and nabbed… were from a ‘holy war’ training group,” Xinhua said, citing an Urumqi police spokesman.

Read the Xinhua report on the raid. Observers have expressed skepticism about previous crackdowns on alleged terrorists. See this previous CDT post.

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