Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dari County, Qinghai Province, China - According to Chinese authorities a Tibetan independence insurgent shot and killed a police officer and was fatally wounded himself, as security forces attempted to apprehend the unnamed man, Monday. The alleged insurgent was accused of leading an anti-government riot in March. The shootout took place in China's western Qinghai Province a former territory of Tibet and home to many ethnic Tibetans.

The death was the first that China's Communist government has taken responsibility for since unrest broke out in the region back in March. The incident shows that tensions continue to run high in the area, and that China's troublesome problems will not likely disappear in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.