China’s violence-prone far western area of Xinjiang

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BEIJING: China’s city violence-prone far western area of Xinjiang has banned matches and demolished more than 20,000 boxes of them as part of strives to oppose terror attacks.

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Fukang, which sits close to regional capital Urumqi, pronounced to detach all matches from circulation to insure they are not utilized by “terrorist groups or individual extremists to carry out criminal activities.”

Police smashed 20,223 boxes of matches, which will guarantee that the city keeps its current peaceful environment, the paper added, quoting the local regime.

China has fortify its response later than a slew of bloody incidents nationwide centered in Xinjiang, the traditional place of the Muslim Uighurs. China has blamed the attacks on Islamist separatists in the neighborhood, who, it says, want to establish an independent state there called East Turkestan.

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