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China Shuts Down 32 Xinjiang Terror Cells Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jun 23, 2014, 10:45 PM

BEIJING: While US Secretary of State John Kerry is refusing to claim responsibility for turmoil in the Middle East, Chinese officials have already shut down 32 terror cells in China's northwest region of Xinjiang.

According to China Radio International, "It's been a month since a massive police crackdown on terrorism began in Xinjiang. CRI's Cao Yuwei has more on the results of the operations so far. Wang Qianrong is the deputy head of the regional public security department."

Wang is quoted as saying that, "Since we launched the anti-terror campaign on May 23, Xinjiang public security departments have broken 32 terror gangs and apprehended over 380 suspects and 65 terrorism-related fugitives. We've also seized 264 explosive devices, 3.15 tons of explosive material and 357 illegal knives."

As reported by China Radio International, "The campaign was launched after a bombing on May 22nd in the regional capital Urumqi which left 39 people dead. Wang Qianrong says police have also confiscated computers, as well as books on terrorism and religious extremism, as part of raids on illegal preaching sites and training camps."

Beijing has made significant efforts to combat Muslim terrorism in the country.

To read the entire article from China Radio International, link here:

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