BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced three men to death over a June attack in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang blamed on Islamic extremists in which 24 police and civilians and 13 militants were killed.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday another man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the June 26 violence. All four were found guilty of murder and being members of a terrorist organization and sentenced Thursday by a court in the city of Turfan at the end of a one-day trial.
In the incident, assailants attacked police and government offices in the eastern Xinjiang town of Lukqun in one of a series of bloody incidents over the summer.
Police said the attackers belonged to a 17-member extremist Islamic cell formed in January.
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