Police Kill Four In China Following Attack

At least four people been shot dead by police, after they reportedly attacked a Communist Party building in western China.

Chinese police have shot dead four people who attacked a Communist Party building in western Xinjiang province, local government officials say.

The four drove a vehicle into the compound in Karakax county, and set off explosives that killed one person and injured three others, they said. State media said it was a terrorist attack.

The area, predominantly Muslim Uighur, has suffered years of unrest.

The authorities blame the history of violence on Islamist militants. Human rights and exiled Uighur groups accuse the government of repressing the Muslim community.

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