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Twenty-one people have been killed in clashes in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang, reports said Wednesday, amid charges by exile groups that the violence stemmed from persistent raids by the Chinese authorities on ethnic Uyghur homes.

Local authorities said the violence Tuesday in Maralbeshi (in Chinese, Bachu) county in Kashgar prefecture erupted after community officials were "seized" by "rioters" in the home of a local resident while they were patrolling the area.

There was a shootout by the authorities and the house in Siriqbuya (in Chinese, Selibuya) township was burned down, reports said.

An eyewitness told RFA's Uyghur Service that the violence was triggered when a local community watch group ordered a woman to lift a veil covering her face while searching Uyghur houses in the Third Residential Committee area near the People's Square bazaar.

Achang

Bai   

Blang

Bonan

Bouyei

Chaoxiang

Dai

Daur

Deang

Dong

Dongxiang

Dulong

Ewenki

Gaoshan

Gelao

Gin

Hani

Hezhen

Hui

Jingpo

Jino

Kazak

Kirgiz

Lahu

Li

Lisu

Luoba

Man

Maonan

Miao

Monba

Mongol

Mulam

Maxi

Nu

Orogen

Primi

QIang

Russ

Salar

She

Shui

Tagik

Tatar

Tu

Tujia

Uygur

Uzbek

Wa

Xibe

Yi

Yugur

Zang

Zhuang

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