URUMQI, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Several terrorists were shot dead by police during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, police said.
The terrorists, riding motorbikes and cars, attacked a team of police who were gathering before the gate of a park for routine patrol at around 4 p.m. in Wushi County in the Aksu Prefecture.
Police said the terrorists had unknown number of LNG cylinders in their car which they had attempted to use as suicide bombs.
Several terrorists were shot dead at the scene.
The case is under further investigation.
Six terrorists were shot down by police during an attack against a police station on Jan. 24 in the county seat of Xinhe in the Aksu Prefecture,
Some 190 terrorist attacks were recorded in Xinjiang in 2012, increasing by a significant margin from 2011, according to the regional public security department.