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Chinese Court Sentences 12 to Death for Xinjiang Attacks

A court in the unruly far western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 12 people to death and handed out dozens of other heavy sentences on Monday for attacks in July in which almost 100 people died. The Xinjiang government said 59 “terrorists” were gunned down by security forces in Yarkant county in Xinjiang's far south, while 37 civilians were killed in the July 28 attacks. Authorities said people had been killed when knife-wielding attackers had staged assaults in two...

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