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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:33 PM IST

6 killed, 7 injured in copycat knife attacks in China

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Beijing: Six people were today killed and seven others, including two children, injured in twin copycat knife attacks in China, including the capital Beijing, in the latest assault carried out by disgruntled people.

A 34-year-old man called Zhao went on a stabbing spree, slashing an unknown number of people with a knife at Wanghua village in the suburban district of Beijing following a family property dispute, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing an official statement.

Other people were also injured and have been taken to hospital, it said, without specifying any number.

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Zhao has a history of mental illness, the report said.

In a separate incident, a villager surnamed Lu allegedly attacked people with a knife this morning in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Nafang village in Qinzhou city, local officials said.

Seven people, including two children, were injured and two of them – a four-year-old boy and a woman – are in a serious condition, the report said.

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Police have caught the suspect and are investigating the case.

This is one of several knife attacks this month.

On March 1, knife-wielding assailants killed 33 people and injured over 130 at the crowded Kunming railway station.

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China blamed the deadly attack on East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) fighting for the independence of Xinjiang.

The communist nation in the recent times experienced knife attacks by disgruntled people who targeted innocent passersby to vent their anger.

In a deadly knife attack in Changsha city on March 14, six people, including the assailant were killed.

On March 22, three persons were injured, including two children and when a man attacked people on a railway station in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

Besides knife attacks by militants, disgruntled people also went on rampage, in what was termed as social revenge attacks.

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Published on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 08:22 PM IST
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