New Violence In China’s Restive West Kills 11

KUQA, China (AP) — Chinese police say 10 attackers and one security guard are dead after a bomb attack in a western Chinese city far from the Beijing Olympics.

Police say assailants used homemade bombs in the attack on a shopping center and hotel. The pre-dawn violence took place in the restive Muslim region of Xinjiang where local Muslims have waged a sputtering rebellion against Chinese rule.

The attack came despite tightened security for the Olympic games and followed threats by an al-Qaida-linked Islamic group to disrupt the sporting event.

Without providing details, the police say officers killed eight attackers and another two blew themselves up, while two were arrested. Three attackers were at large.

The state-run news agency says the bombs were made from bent pipes, gas canisters and liquid gas tanks.