Six Wounded In Second Chinese Station Attack In Less Than A Week




Chinese state media reported six people were wounded Tuesday in a knife attack at a train station in a southern city, the latest in a series of such attacks.

The People's Daily says four knife-wielding men dressed all in white attacked passengers who had just gotten off a train in Guangzhou Railway Station.

The report said police fired at the men after they ignored warnings. It said one of the alleged attackers died, another was captured and two escaped.

Officials have not commented on a motive.

The attack comes less than a week after one person was killed and 79 others wounded in a bomb and knife attack at a train station in the western city of Urumqi.

In March, machete-wielding attackers killed 29 people and wounded 143 at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming.

The government blamed both of those attacks on extremists from the far-western region of Xinjiang, where mainly Muslim Uighurs complain of government persecution.

In recent years, China has also seen an increase in deadly mass stabbings carried out by individuals who are mentally unstable or have a grudge against society.
AFP

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