10/29/2013 11:42 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Tiananmen Square Crash: Police Seek 8 Suspects After Apparent Suicide Car Attack

BEIJING, China - A hotel manager says Chinese police are circulating a list of eight suspects wanted in connection with an apparent suicide car crash near Tiananmen Square in Beijing that killed five people and injured 38.

The woman said seven of the eight suspects had names typical of the Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group native to the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang. She said the other individual appeared to be ethnically Chinese.

The woman, who runs the guesthouse attached to the Beijing liaison office of Xinjiang's Karamay city, would give only her surname, Wu. Employees at a dozen other Beijing hotels refused to discuss the order in a likely sign that police have banned talk of their investigation into the attack Monday in the capital's political heart.

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