BEIJING — The authorities in China’s troubled Xinjiang region charged
Monday that the leader of the first of two lethal assaults over the
weekend had trained in Pakistan, an unusually specific accusation that
could hint at growing Chinese impatience with Pakistan’s inability to
control radical groups operating within its borders.
The accusation, made by local authorities in the historic city of
Kashgar, came as the head of Pakistan’s spy agency, the Directorate for
Inter-Services Intelligence, was completing a visit to Beijing at which
rising violence by predominantly Muslim, ethnic Uighur separatists in
Xinjiang was almost certain to have been discussed. Some Pakistani news
reports placed the agency’s director, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, in
Xinjiang as the second spate of violence in Kashgar flared on Sunday.
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