China stops terrorists
Chinese officials told the state press Sunday that they had successfully stopped two separate terrorist attacks, one of which was targeting the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, according to CNN. Officials said both attacks were operated from a region in northwest China.
The first group was militant members who were killed earlier this year in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and were planning on attacking the Olympic Games to take place in Beijing. The Autonomous Region is home to about 19 million people, most of whom are Muslim and oppose the Chinese government. The second failed attack was from an airplane forced to land because some passengers were "attempting to create an air disaster." The flight took off from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The crew was able to stop the hijackers.
Wang Lequan, chief of the Xinjiang regional committee of the Communist Party of China, said there are three evil forces of the region, terrorists, separatists and extremists, and that they are working to stop them.