A suspect is captured, state-run media say
"Terrorists" drive motorcycles and cars and attack police on patrol
Police kill eight "terrorists," and three more are killed by their own suicide bomb
Eleven “terrorists” were killed – eight by police, and three by their own suicide bomb – in a terrorist attack Friday in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang region, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Police captured a suspect in the attack, Xinhua reported, citing police.
Armed with explosives and knives, the assailants were riding motorbikes and driving cars and attacked a team of police on patrol about 4 p.m. local time, state media said, quoting police.
Frequent outbreaks of violence have beset Xinjiang, a resource-rich region where the arrival of waves of Han Chinese people over the decades has fueled tensions with the Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim ethnic group.
About 190 terrorist attacks were recorded in Xinjiang in 2012, the regional public security department told Xinhua.