Uighur hijackers die from injuries in fight with crew

Earlier reports said six Uighur men were arrested on Friday following the foiled hijack attempt in Xinjiang region. Four crew members were injured in the tussle.

Xinjiang is home to a large population of minority Uighurs pronounced WEE-gurs, but is ruled by Chinas ethnic majority Hans. There have been clashes between authorities and Uighurs resentful of government controls over their religion and culture.An overseas rights group says the incident wasnt a hijacking attempt but an in-flight brawl over a seat dispute.

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