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16 die in attack on police station in west China

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BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say 16 people were killed when assailants attacked police in the restive western region of Xinjiang.

The region's official news portal Tianshan Net reports that knife-wielding attackers hurled explosive devices, killing two police officers. Fourteen attackers were shot and killed. Another two attackers were arrested.

Xinjiang has long been home to a simmering rebellion against Chinese rule among parts of the Muslim Uighur population.

Associated Press

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