Beijing: Chinese police say 11 people were killed in an assault on a police station in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.
The Xinjiang regional government said two auxiliary police officers and nine attackers were killed in the incident Saturday afternoon.
It said the assailants used knives and axes in the attack in Bachu county's Serikbuya township, near the historic city of Kashgar. It said two other police officers were injured in the clash. Calls to government and police offices in the region rang unanswered on Sunday.
Xinjiang has long been home to a simmering insurgency against Chinese rule led by radicals among the region's native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group. This year has been particularly bloody, with a number of deadly clashes in Xinjiang and one in Beijing.