Kunming rail station attack: China horrified as mass stabbings leave dozens dead

Police guard Kunming rail station after 28 people were killed and scores injured in knife attacks by unidentified assailants Photograph: Imago / Barcroft Media
Police guard Kunming rail station after 28 people were killed and scores injured in knife attacks by unidentified assailants Photograph: Imago / Barcroft Media

China was reeling from what was described as a “violent terror attack” on Saturday in which a knife-wielding gang stabbed 33 people to death and left scores more injured at a railway station.

State media blamed the killings at Kunming in Yunnan province, south-west China, on militants from Xinjiang in the country’s restive north-west. “Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming railway station terrorist attack was carried out by Xinjiang separatist forces,” the Xinhua news agency said, quoting officials in the city. Read more

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