Businesses remained shuttered Tuesday as riot police patrolled the streets of a remote northwestern Chinese city where at least 14 people were killed in weekend violence blamed on Muslim militants, state media said.
The top government official in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region vowed a severe crackdown on the instigators of the violence. On Monday, police shot and killed two suspects, both ethnic Uyghurs.
Memtieli Tiliwaldi and Turson Hasan had fled after an attack on a restaurant Sunday in Kashi, the state-run China Daily newspaper said. Kashi is known as Kashgar in the Uyghur language.FULL STORY