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  1. Attackers were 'trained in Pakistan'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Pakistan, the Kashgar city government said. 'The heads of the attackers had earlier fled to Pakistan and learned skills of making explosives and firearms in camps of the terrorist group East ... shot dead by police on the outskirts of Kashgar yesterday, the Xinjiang government's website said. Beijing has long accused the ETIM, which advocates Xinjiang independence ...

  2. 34,000 troops positioned in cities as security forces placed on 'highest alert'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... installed around the city. Mr Ma said Uygur militants seeking independence for Xinjiang remained atop a long list of security threats, which also included Tibetan independence groups and Falun Gong ... in the capital and co-host cities, according to Colonel Tian Yixiang, military bureau director at the Olympic security command centre. Beijing has also deployed 74 military planes, 48 helicopters and 33 ...

  3. No intelligence that HK is terror target, says security chief

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Hong Kong has not received any specific intelligence showing the city is a target for terrorists during the Olympics, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said ... will be a target,' Mr Lee said. Following the Xinjiang attack, intelligence communications with law-enforcement authorities on the mainland and overseas had been boosted, he said, adding that the city ...

  4. 1,000 from Lhasa protests detained, city cadre says

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... into a crowd of protesters. Mr Xiao also repeated earlier government claims that the authorities had seized from monasteries small-bore rifles, bullets, gunpowder, knives, Tibetan independence ...

  5. Experts doubt Xinjiang radical group's claim over deadly blasts

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... must be on high alert and security checks should be stepped up in major cities. Experts also agreed that the video, dated July 23, had provided little convincing evidence to back up its claims ... is linked to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which seeks independence for Xinjiang, where most of the population is ethnically Uygur and Muslim, and has been listed as a terrorist group ...

  6. Mumbai is lesson, police chief says

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Turkestan terrorists' from the restive far-western territory of Xinjiang as the main security threat. Several mainland cities were attacked by terrorists shortly before the Olympics in August. ...

  7. Independence bid in Xinjiang unlikely to succeed: expert

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The East Turkestan Independence Movement is a diverse and loose grouping of Uygur activists, and their objective of establishing an independent Xinjiang has little chance ... usually launched small-scale violence in Xinjiang, while larger groups carried out activities in Europe highlighting demands for independence in the region. Wang Mingye, a Xinjiang expert, said ...

  8. Imperial Life in the Emerald City- Inside Baghdad's Green Zone

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Imperial Life in the Emerald City- Inside Baghdad's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran Bloomsbury, HK$208 On a DryErase board at the Marine-guarded entrance ... Chandrasekaran writes in Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a book that proves the adage that truth is stranger than fiction. He typifies the CPA as 'businessmen who were active in the Republican ...

  9. Paramilitary force in show of strength after Urumqi riots

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media reported that more than 250 more people had been arrested in connection with the ethnic riots in the city this month. Clad in camouflage uniforms and carrying riot shields, the soldiers ... stability of the city after the outbreak of the July 5 incident,' Mr Isamudin said. Colonel Meng said the city's paramilitary force had helped chase and arrest more than 270 people. Xinhua ...

  10. Militants had no overseas terror links, official says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in late August by the foreign-based Xinjiang-independence group, Turkestan Islamic Party, which sought to take credit for the deadly attacks. Hou noted the group had made similar baseless claims ... of alleged terrorists attacked a police station at the heart of the southern city of Hotan on July 18. The attack's ringleader trained trained two accomplices in Hotan and Urumqi between May ...




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