Tonight traffic at this blog has gone way above average with a significant number of clicks going to one of our old posts about Kazahstan. I am not too sure whether this is in relation to a news report from Radio Free Europe. According to the report, a Kazahk national had been seriously injured in the Urumqi Riot.
Xinjiang authorities had previously said there were no foreign nationals among the wounded. However, according to this report it doesn’t seem to be the case:
A Kazakh national is among those seriously wounded in Urumchi unrest during the past week, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reports.
According to Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Ilyas Omarov, the Kazakh man was hospitalized with a head injury and his condition is serious but stable.
So far I cannot find any news release from Xinhua about this incident.
As pointed out by our regular commenter JR, Urumqi is under curfew again tonight. This BBC report has more details.
Earlier Chinese authorities have ordered all foreign journalist to leave Kashgar. Please refer to this AFP report for more details.