2014 China–Vietnam border shootout

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2014 China-Vietnam border shootout
Location China-Vietnam border
Date 18 April 2014
Target Vietnamese border guards
Attack type
Deaths 7

On 18 April 2014, a group of 16 Chinese citizens, later identified as ethnic Uyghurs, engaged in a shootout with Vietnamese border guards after seizing their guns as they were being detained to be returned to China. Five Uyghurs and two Vietnamese border guards died in the incident. Ten of the Uyghur perpetrators were men and the rest were women or children.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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  2. Wong, Edward (21 April 2014). "Vietnam Returns Migrants to China After Deadly Border Clash". New York Times. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. McDonell, Stephen (19 April 2014). "Seven killed in China-Vietnam border shootout". Australia Network News. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
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