Attackers Tossed Homemade Explosive Days Before Olympics

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Beijing (AP) There's been a deadly attack on police in a border region of China, just four days before the olympics.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency reports two men rammed a dump truck into a group of jogging police officers. The men jumped out, tossed home-made explosives into the officers' barracks and hacked police with knives.

Xinhua reports 16 officers are dead and an equal umber have been wounded in the troubled central Asian border province. Local muslims have waged a sporadically violent rebellion there.

Xinhua, citing local police, calls it a “suspected terrorist attack.”

Police arrested the two attackers.

The upcoming olympics have put security forces nationwide on alert and at least one militant muslim group has vowed to try to disrupt the games.

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