28 terrorists eliminated after 56-day-long operation in China’s Xinjiang province

Beijing: Chinese police have killed twenty eight members of a terrorist group responsible for a deadly attack on a coal mine that killed 16 people in restive Xinjiang province, authorities said today.

The militants were killed in a 56-day operation by police in the province, publicity department of Xinjiang said in a statement.

The hunt for the terrorists followed attack by “group of armed mobsters” on a coal mine in Baicheng county of Aksu prefecture on September 18 in which 11 civilians, three policemen and two para-police members were killed and 18 others injured, the statement said.