Usmen Hasan, his mother, Kuwanhan Reyim, and his wife, Gulkiz Gini, drove a jeep bearing a Xinjiang license plate into a crowd in the famed square on Oct 28th, killing five people and injuring another 40.
Police found gasoline, two knives and steel sticks “as well as a flag with extremist Islamic content” in the jeep, the police posting said. In addition, authorities found knives and a “jihad” flag in the temporary residence of the five detained suspects, it added. Earlier this month, Chinese police said they had arrested 139 Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang for spreading religious extremism online. The arrests came in the wake of riots that left 35 people dead.