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On February 3, a gang of terrorists broke into the home of Muhammatjan Yaqup, an official at the People's Court of Shufu County, Kashgar Prefecture, killing him with 38 stab wounds.


On June 29, Wang Jianping, 52, First Secretary of Chinese Embassy to Kyrgyzstan and another Chinese citizen were murdered in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


On March 27, armed men attacked a coach traveling between China and Kyrgyzstan, killing 21, including 18 Chinese nationals.


On December 15, a bombing at the Children's Hospital of the Urumqi No. 1 People's Hospital injured two.


In January, police destroyed a terrorist training camp in the Pamir plateau, killing 18 terrorists and capturing 17. The police also seized 22 hand grenades and more than 1,500 half-finished grenades, and some home-made explosives. One officer was killed and another injured in the raid.


On January 27, Chinese police smashed a terrorist gang in Urumqi, the regional capital, killing two and arresting 15 others. Five police were injured during the raid when three homemade grenades were thrown at them.

On March 7, a 19-year female, Uygur ethnic, attempted a terrorist attack on a China Southern Airlines flight that left Urumqi for Beijing. The attempt was foiled.

On August 4, two terrorists, armed with guns, explosives, knives and axes, drove a heavy truck onto a team of more than 70 police in a regular morning exercise in Kashgar. Seventeen people were killed and 15 injured in the attack four days before the Beijing Olympics.

On August 10, serial explosions occurred in the early hours in some supermarkets, hotels and government buildings in Kuqa County, killing a security guard and injuring two policemen. Eight terrorists were shot dead by police while two others killed themselves by suicidal bombings.

(China.org.cn July 9, 2009)

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