Forty "rioters" were killed Sunday in China's far-western Xinjiang region after a series of coordinated explosions, state media said Thursday.
Six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary police were killed in the attacks in Xinjiang's Luntai county, which also injured 54 civilians, according to the regional Tianshan news portal.
Chinese state media had previously stated that only two people had been killed in the incident. China's ruling Communist Party strictly restricts access to the restive region, and information is difficult to independently verify.
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