Eleven people were killed yesterday after an angry mob attacked a police station in China's Xinjiang region. The aggressors allegedly used axes and knives in the attack that left two officers and nine attackers dead.

This is the latest in a string of attacks that have taken place in the area recently. Xinjiang has been home simmering tension over Chinese rule in the region, with 2013 being particularly violent. Just this year, there have been several deadly confrontations in Xinjiang, as well as one in Beijing that claimed the lives of three attackers and two tourists.

According to authorities, Uighur terrorists in the region who have aligned themselves wit al-Qaeda are responsible for the violence. Activists add that frustration over economic and social discrimination have fueled the conflict.

[via The Guardian]