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China executes 8 for terrorism

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BEIJING - China executed eight people for "terrorist attacks" in the violence-wracked northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media said Saturday, with one or more of the condemned convicted for a suicide car crash at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. 

Armed police stand guard at Tiananamen Square in Beijing on October 31, 2013

The announcement by the official Xinhua news agency said the eight were involved in five different cases connected to Xinjiang, where Beijing says separatist militants are behind a string of attacks that have rocked China in recent months.

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