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2 killed, several wounded in Chinese hospital knife attack – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: At least two people are expected to have been killed and several wounded in an attack at a hospital in southwest China on Tuesday. The nature of the attack remains unknown.
“The incident occurred at a local hospital and as of 1:20 pm (0520 GMT)… more than 10 people have been wounded or killed,” state news agency Xinhua said.
The attack took place in Zhenxiong County in southwestern Yunnan province and authorities were investigating, it added.
Images published by the state-run news site The Paper showed a man pointing a knife at another man wielding a stick in a hospital lobby, as well as police officers arriving at the scene.
“It happened around 11 in the morning… it’s still a bit chaotic, they’re still determining the numbers,” a local resident told The Paper.
There has been a spate of stabbing incidents in recent years, even though mass violent crime is rare in China, which strictly prohibits citizens from owning firearms.
Last August in Yunnan, two people died and seven others were wounded after a man with a history of mental illness attacked people with a knife.
The month before that, six people were killed and one wounded in a kindergarten stabbing in southern China’s Guangdong province.
(With AFP inputs)

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