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Published: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:12:38 PM
Updated: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 6:14:15 PM

Chinese police shoot one assailant dead after attack on police vehicle in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police on Thursday shot dead an assailant who attacked a police vehicle with knives in China's troubled far western region of Xinjiang and also arrested one person, the Xinjiang government said on its news website.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon as police were checking a "suspicious car", the Xinjiang government said.

(Reporting by Li Hui, Megha Rajagopalan and Sui-Lee Wee,)

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