BEIJING (AP) – Chinese police in the southwestern province of Guangxi stopped a group of “religious extremists” from illegally crossing into neighbouring Vietnam after shooting one person dead and detaining 21 others, local authorities said.
The Chongzuo government said police received a tip that the group was to enter Vietnam through the border town of Pingxiang and that they ambushed the group’s two vehicles on Sunday night.
As police handcuffed members of the group, one member suddenly jumped out of bushes and stabbed at a policeman with a knife, the statement said.
Two officers immediately shot and killed that person, the statement said, and police reinforcements helped detain the 21 others.
The policeman was recovering at a local hospital, the statement said.