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Six wounded in knife attack in China

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 01:17

May 6 - Officials say a suspect stabbed six people at a train station in China's southern city of Guangzhou. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Blood has been spilled at a train station in China. Officials say a single knife-wielding assailant wounded six people in the southern city of Guangzhou. One witness described the attack. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) UNIDENTIFIED EYEWITNESS SAYING: "The assailant just slashed people madly. He didn't target anyone in particular. He just slashed madly." Police gave no reason for the attack, but China has grown nervous about Islamic militancy. In March, 29 people were stabbed at train station in Kunming. China blamed the attack on Islamist militants. As crews scrubbed the plaza, police presence increased dramatically. Police detained just a single suspect, who had been shot and wounded. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman condemned the attack. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING SAYING: "At present, the Chinese police are investigating the case. I believe they will publish the investigation results in a timely manner. What I want to stress is that no matter what the reason is or no matter who it is, it's unacceptable to harm innocent people with violence. It's also a criminal activity that should be punished by law." The attack remains under investigation.

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Six wounded in knife attack in China

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 01:17