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.