China executes 8 on terrorism charges in Xinjiang

August 24, 2014 8:12 AM

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China executes 8 on terrorism charges in Xinjiang

Beijing: Eight people convicted of terrorism, including three accused of masterminding last October's deadly vehicle explosion in Tiananmen Square, have been executed, China's state-run media said Saturday.

It was not clear exactly when or where the executions were carried out, but they were approved by the supreme court in Xinjiang province, in China's far north-west, the official New China News Agency reported.

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