Thursday, April 15, 2021

11 injured in eastern China knife attack


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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11 people on Thursday were injured in a knife attack in eastern China, police in Jiangxi province said.

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“The suspect, a 33-year-old man with previous psychiatric problems, was apprehended following the attack in Ji’an City.

“Victims included children, although there were no life-threatening injuries,’’ police added.

Knives are commonly used in attacks in China, where ownership of guns is illegal.

The country has seen a number of knife attacks in recent years.

In February 2018, one woman was killed and 12 people were injured in a knife attack at a Beijing shopping centre.

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In July 2017, two people were killed and nine were injured in a knife attack at a Walmart in southern China.

Such attacks are generally blamed on individuals suffering from mental illness or those holding grudges against society.


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