13 assailants shot dead after setting off explosives at police building in western China

The news website for the government in China's western Xinjiang region says that police shot dead 13 assailants who drove one or more vehicles into a police office building and set off explosives in an attack that injured three police officers.

The Tianshan website said in a brief, one-line report that no civilians were hurt in Saturday morning's attack at a county in Kashgar prefecture.

It was the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the sprawling region of Xinjiang, where the native Muslim Uighur people want more autonomy from Beijing.