Court in China's ethnic region Xinjiang sentences 8 to death for attacks blamed on terrorism

December 8, 2014 7:30 AM

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BEIJING – Chinese state media say eight people have been sentenced to death for involvement in two attacks that left 46 people dead earlier this year in the far western region of Xinjiang.

State broadcaster China Central Television said the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court announced the verdicts on Monday. It said five others received suspended death sentences.

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