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China prosecutes four for Kunming terrorist attack

English.news.cn   2014-06-30 16:24:41

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Four people will face trial for their involvement in a terrorist attack at a railway station in Kunming on March 1, China's top procuratorate announced on Monday.

The Kunming Municipal People's Procuratorate found that the suspects were involved in organizing, leading or taking part in the terrorist attack as well as intentional homicide, said a statement issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

A group of assailants armed with knives attacked civilians at the railway station in the provincial capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, causing 29 deaths and injuring another 143.

Police shot to death four of the attackers at the station and arrested four others.

Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad are accused of leading a terrorist organization and planning the attack.

Patigul Tohti is accused of being involved in organizing and executing the killings, according to the statement.

The procuratorate has filed the prosecution to the Kunming Municipal Intermediate People's Court.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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