China executes 13 over terrorism, violent crimes

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BEIJING (AP) -- State media say China has executed 13 people for terrorism and violent crimes in the restive Xinjiang region.

The official Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report that the 13 were involved in seven cases and were executed Monday.

Also Monday, a court in western China sentenced three other people to death for planning a deadly car ramming at Beijing's Tiananmen Gate last year that was blamed on Muslim separatists.

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