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Attackers kill six in Western China

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There has been another outbreak of serious violence in the Xingjiang region of western China – the second in two weeks.

China’s state news agency says six people died when two men hi-jacked a lorry and drove it into a crowd in the city of Kashgar, near the border with Tajikistan.

It came just after two explosions shook the city.

Xingjiang is home to many ethnic Muslim Uighurs, many of whom resent the growing influence of majority Han Chinese.

18 people died in an attack on a police station two weeks ago, described by the authorities as “terrorism”.