Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 Xinjiang Coal Mine Terrorist Attack

2015 Xinjiang Coal Mine Terrorist Attack ---

September 18, 2015 2015 Xinjiang Coal Mine Terrorist Attack 50 killed. At least 50 people died in a knife and truck attack at a coal mine in China's far-western muslim Uyghur dominated Xinjiang province. At least five police officers were stabbed to death by separatists. The attack was "a long-planned, well-prepared, large-scale attack by separatists against police officers and mine owners at a coal field in our county", according to a government notice cited by Radio Free Asia. Trucks loaded with coal were used to ram police vehicles, and most of the workers who were not on shift were killed or injured as they were sleeping or getting ready to work. Most hurt were members of the Han Chinese majority.  The government blames the threats from Islamist terrorists, militants and separatists, but exiles and rights groups say China has never presented convincing evidence of the existence of a cohesive militant group fighting the government.

*Tags

  • China
  • Freedom fighters
  • Islamist
  • Knife attack
  • Police attacked
  • Uyghur
  • Vehicle attack

*Sources

At least 50 said killed in September Xinjiang attack as China warns on security Daily Mail UK At least 50 people died in an attack last month at a coal mine in China's far-western Xinjiang, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday, as a visiting senior leader warned that the security situation in the violence-prone region was "very serious".
At least 50 reported to have died in attack on coalmine in Xinjiang in September
The Guardian‎ Uighurs blamed for the attack on mostly Han Chinese workers at a coalmine in troubled ... number of people killed in the 18 September attack at the Sogan colliery in Aksu had reached 50, with most casualties members of the Han Chinese majority. Police blamed knife-wielding separatists.When police officers arrived on the scene, attackers “rammed their vehicles using trucks loaded down with coal”, the report said, citing its own sources. “Nearly all the workers who were not on shift at the time were killed or injured,” police officer Ekber Hashim told the station. “Some workers were sleeping while others were preparing to work when the attackers raided the building after killing the security guards.”
Oct 1 Separatists blamed for Xinjiang coal mine attack that killed 50
Asia Times‎
Oct 1 Death Toll in Xinjiang Coal Mine Attack Climbs to 50
Radio Free Asia‎ - 17 hours agoMore news for xinjiang coal mine attack
Knife Attack at Xinjiang Coal Mine Leaves 40 Dead, Injured
www.rfa.org/english/news/.../attack-09222015150820.ht...
Radio Free AsiaSep 22, 2015 - A knife attack orchestrated by alleged “separatists” at a coal mine in northwestern China's troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has ...
Death Toll in Xinjiang Coal Mine Attack Climbs to 50
www.rfa.org/english/news/.../attack-09302015174319.ht...
Radio Free Asia  The death toll in a knife attack orchestrated by alleged “separatists” at acoal mine in northwestern China's troubled Xinjiang Uyghur ...
At least five Chinese police reported killed in Xinjiang knife ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-china-xinjiang-idUSKCN0RN06Z201509...
ReutersSep 23, 2015 - At least five police officers have been stabbed to death by separatists in a knife attack at a coal mine in China's violence-prone far western ...incident happened last Friday at the Sogan colliery in Aksu, the report said, citing police from the area. Dozens were also injured, it said.
The attack was "a long-planned, well-prepared, large-scale attack by separatists against police officers and mine owners at a coal field in our county", according to a government notice cited by Radio Free Asia.
Massacre at Chinese coal mine: Knife-wielding separatists ...
www.scmp.com/.../least-50-reportedly-killed-s...
South China Morning Post Massacre at Chinese coal mine: Knife-wielding separatists blamed forattack in Xinjiang that killed at least 50 as racial tensions flare.