officials say police have shot and killed two Muslim Uighurs and
injured another in renewed violence in northwestern Xinjiang province.
state-run Xinhua news agency says police opened fire Monday to stop the
three from attacking another Uighur with clubs and knives.
Xinhua says the police first fired warning shots.
The reports have not been independently confirmed.
shooting happened in the provincial capital, Urumqi, a little more than
a week after bloody clashes broke out there between Uighurs and members
of China's ethnic Han majority.
The violence left 184 people dead and 1,680 people wounded.
Uighurs complain of religious and cultural persecution, and say an
influx of Han in the area is taking away their economic opportunities.
Uighurs' Muslim religion and Turkic language link them more to their
Central Asian neighbors than to China's ethnic Han majority.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.