China says 96 killed in week of violence in restive Xinjiang province

August 3, 2014 6:58 AM

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China says 96 killed in week of violence in restive Xinjiang province

August 2, 2014: Uighurs living in Turkey set fire to a representation of a Chinese flag outside the Chinese consulate in Istanbul as they stage a protest to condemn the deaths of Uighurs allegedly killed by Chinese security forces in the far-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

BEIJING – Chinese state media released a detailed casualty count Sunday for last week's violence in the western province of Xinjiang, with 37 people and 59 attackers killed in the deadliest unrest in months that authorities blame on ethnic separatists.

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