Sixteen border police guards of China's Ministry of Public Security were killed and 16 others injured when two unidentified terrorists, who came in a truck, jumped out of it outside their barracks compound near Kashgar(Chinese name Kashi) in the Xinjiang province at 8 AM on August 4,2008, and threw hand-grenades at a group of police guards doing their morning physical exercise. After throwing the hand-grenades, they took out two knives and attacked some of the injured policemen before they could be over-powered and captured. Fourteen police guards died on the spot and two others succumbed to their injuries subsequently. According to one report, the terrorists tried to slit the throats of the injured police guards before they were overpowered. It was not an attack of suicide terrorism. The terrorists did not try to kill themselves before they were overpowered and arrested.
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