While conducting counter-terrorism operations in the early hours of the morning, police in Liaoning raided a terrorist hideout this morning and shot dead three knife-wielding men from Xinjiang, injuring one women.
According to the Bastille Post, netizens reported that a fierce gunfight took place on Shenyang Middle Street in the early hours of the morning, with more than ten locals being kidnapped by a group of terrorists.
Later that evening, a document was published by the Liaoning Public Security Bureau stating that 16 suspects had been apprehended. All were believed to be from Xinjiang and part of a terrorist organisation called “Hijra.”
In an effort to round up the remaining terrorists, soon after police raided a small rental property where they found four masked suspects carrying large blades shouting “jihad.” After retreating and calling for backup, armed forces moved in and shot three men, injuring one woman.
A few months ago, Chinese state media reported that 181 suspected “terror gangs” were rounded up by police as part of an anti-terror campaign initiated in 2014. In the meantime, the Chinese government hasn’t exactly been doing their best to quell extremist sentiment, recently banning Uyghurs from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
By Maggie Wong