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Police shoot man dead in China's Xinjiang: report

BEIJING--Police shot one man dead and apprehended another in China's restive Xinjiang region Thursday, a government news portal reported, the latest violence in the area home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

According to the Tianshan web portal, which is run by the Xinjiang regional government, police in Aksu prefecture were "examining a suspicious vehicle when the suspects suddenly attacked them with knives and hurled burning devices at their patrol car."

The officers shot one man dead and arrested the other, the report said, adding that one policeman was "seriously wounded" in the encounter.

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