33 dead, more than 100 injured in Chinese train station knife attack

China's state media says more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in the southern part of the country, killing 33 people and wounding at least 130 others.

The Xinhua News Agency says police fatally shot four of the assailants , arrested one and are searching for the others following yesterday's attack at the Kunming train station in Yunnan province.

Witnesses said attackers dressed in black stormed the train station and attacked people indiscriminately.

Xinhua quotes the municipal government as saying there's evidence it was ``a terrorist attack carried out by Xinjiang separatist forces.''

Authorities consider it to be a premeditated terrorist attack.

The far western region of Xinjiang is home to a simmering rebellion against Chinese rule by separatists among parts of the Muslim Uighur population.

 

Photo credit: dailymail.co.uk

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