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China: Six Dead After Knife Attack Outside Kindergarten

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

According to Lianjiang City Police and Chinese state-run, six people were killed and one injured in an early morning knife attack outside s Kindergarten in Southern China.

The incident took place at around 7;40a.m.on Monday in Hengshan town within Lianjiang, in Guangdong province, said police in a statement, which called the attack an “intentional injury.”

According to State-run tabloid Global Times said the attacker had used a knife and that police were still confirming victims identities. Citing witnesses, it said the casualties include on a teacher, two parents and three children.

Police arrested the suspect, a 25-year old man surnamed Wu, shortly after at around 8a.m. The incident is now under investigations.

A video footage obtained from the scene, was distributed by Reuters news service, shows the assault took place outside a Kindergarten.

China has faced cases of mass stabbing in recent years, often targeting children. A 2020 knife attack at an elementary school injured 37 children in the southern Guangxi region, while a 2022 stabbing at a kindergarten killed three in eastern Jiangxi province.

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