Beijing:  Six people, including three women, were injured in a knife attack at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou today, the latest in a series of violent incidents which have been blamed on Muslim separatists from the restive Xinjiang province.

The attack took place at about 11:30 a.m. in the square of Guangzhou Railway Station, according to police.

Four of the injured, three women and a man, are receiving treatment at the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command of the People’s Liberation Army. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

A male suspect with a knife was shot and arrested by police, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

This is the third such attack in two months.

Attacks have taken place in Urumqi, provincial capital Xinjiang and earlier in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province.

The previous attacks have been blamed on East Turkestan Islamic Movement fighting for the independence of Xinjiang.

Today’s attack did not affect railway operations, according to Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation.

Three people were killed and 79 others injured in a “terrorist attack” at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on April 30.

On March 1, knife-wielding assailants killed 29 civilians and injured another 143 at a railway station in the
southwestern city of Kunming.

The cause of today’s incident is being investigated, Xinhua reported.

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