Jul 30, 2014, 4:16 PM
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Iran condemns violence in Xinjiang, China

Tehran, July 30, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday condemned violent attacks in China's Xinjiang, saying that Iran's principled policy is rejecting extremism and violence.

She made the remarks following terror attack in China's Xinjiang region which left dozens killed and wounded.

Dozens of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

A knife-wielding gang attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said citing local police, and “dozens of Uighur and Han civilians were killed or injured”.

“Police officers at the scene shot dead dozens of members of the mob,” the report added.

“Initial investigation showed that it was a premeditated terror attack,” it said.