In Xinjiang attacked a crowd of criminals with knives killed 5 people

In the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region (XUAR) in Northwest China, was attacked with knives by three unknown, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the broadcast of China Central television.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, February 14, in the County of Pisani. Three criminals attacked the crowd. It has affected 10 people .Five died from wounds, the rest is emergency medical care.

Police officers shot and killed all the attackers. Law enforcement agencies began to investigate the incident.

On the territory of Xinjiang are Islamic radicals, advocating for the establishment of an independent state of East Turkestan. As a result of their confrontation with Beijing over the period since 1990 has killed several hundred people.

Many Uighurs complain of harassment by the Central government, in particular, they are not allowed to serve in the army and the police. Uighurs make up more than 72 percent of the population of Xinjiang, the Chinese-Han — less than 26 percent.