Xinjiang boss says Chinese extremists fighting with Islamic State

March 10, 2015 8:48 AM

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Xinjiang boss says Chinese extremists fighting with Islamic State

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese extremists have joined the Islamic State and authorities have broken up gangs that returned from fighting abroad, the Communist Party boss of China's western Xinjiang region said on Tuesday, arguing that secrecy was needed to save lives.

China says militants who want to establish a separate state in Xinjiang called East Turkestan are holed up along the ungoverned Afghan-Pakistani border, and have expressed concern that fighters are traveling to battlefields in Syria and Iraq.

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