China: Terrorists targeted Olympics
( AP )- Police captured and killed alleged terrorists plotting attacks targeting this year's Beijing Olympics, a Chinese official said Sunday.
Wang Lequan , the top Communist Party official in the western region of Xinjiang , said materials seized in a Jan. 27 raid in the regional capital, Urumqi , had stated the plot's purpose as "specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics."
"Their goal was very clear," Wang told reporters in Beijing.
Wang mentioned the raid during a meeting on the sidelines of the parliament's annual session but provided few specifics.
China has been fighting a simmering insurgency amongst Muslim separatists from the Xinjiang region's Uighur population.