Six persons including two women and a foreigner were injured on Tuesday when four persons went on stabbing spree at a busy railway station in Guangzhou city of China.
Four persons wearing white caps suddenly pulled out knives around 11.30 am (local time) in the square of the station and started to virtually slaughter people by slashing indiscriminately at whoever came in their way.
“There were a total of four attackers, all wearing white hats and shirts and wielding long knives,” said a witness.
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Their injuries are not life-threatening.
One of the attackers was killed, one was arrested and two escaped, with one of them captured later, said Guangzhou Police in a statement.
Policemen shot and injured one assailant shortly after the attack occurred near the busy train station in the
southern metropolis of 14 million people, said the statement.
Reacting to the incident, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told in a media briefing here, “whoever carried out this for whatever reason, the Chinese government will deal with this with firmest action to safeguard social stability and life and property of Chinese people.”
The suspect was being treated at a local hospital and his identity is yet to be confirmed.
According to Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation, the attack did not affect railway operations but it has created panic among commuters.
The incident is the third attack at a crowded train station in the country within the past 70 days with two of them being blamed on militants from Xinjiang.
Tuesday’s attack was the second after the recent visit to Xinjiang by Chinese President Xi Jinping during which he asked people to chase the militants like rats and vowed to deliver a crushing blow to militancy.