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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Friday, August 01, 2014 - 00:28

Chinese authorties say three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes killed the imam of China's biggest mosque in the western region of Xinjiang. Sarah Toms reports.

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This man -- the imam of China's largest mosque, the Id Kah-- was reportedly attacked after he led early morning prayers on Wednesday. Juma Tayir was killed in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang by three suspected Islamist militants armed with knives and axes. Two of the attackers were shot dead by police while the third was arrested. This attack comes just days after dozens of knife-wielding suspects were killed after they attacked a police station and government offices in this same region.

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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Friday, August 01, 2014 - 00:28