China says police killed 'terrorists' in attack in restive western region

China's official Xinhua News Agency says police have killed "terrorists" in an attack in the latest spate of violence in Xinjiang, a restive region in the country's far west.

Xinhua did not provide any more details in its one-sentence report Friday.

An official from the Xinjiang government who refused to give his name confirmed the Xinhua report, but said he had no more details to offer.

Calls to the region's police and Communist Party's propaganda department rang unanswered.

Xinjiang is home to a low-intensity insurgency by ethnic minority Uighurs against what they see as discrimination and religious suppression by China's majority Han people.