Militants Kill 16 Police Officers in Western China

Posted on August 4, 2008

A violent attack that killed sixteen police officers has China rattled ahead of the Olympic Games. The violence has been blamed on an Islamic group that is also threatening to attack Beijing during the Olympics. The Christian Science Monitor cites Xinhua as reporting the attackers drove a dump truck into a team of border police out for a morning jog.
Xinhua reports that two unnamed attackers drove a dump truck into a team of border police during a Monday morning jog near their barracks, killing 14 officers on the spot. Two other officers died on the way to the hospital. The attack occurred in Kashgar, the westernmost city in China.
Below is a video news report from CBS.