Several injured in knife attack at China train station

Assailants, one of whom was shot dead by police, injure nine people outside station in southern city of Guangzhou.

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At least two assailants armed with knives have attacked people at a train station in southern China, injuring nine, officials have said.

Officers fatally shot one of the suspects in Friday’s attack, while a second suspect was captured, police in the city of Guangzhou said in a statement.

The incident is still under investigation and a motive has not been determined, police said.

Photos and video posted on social media reportedly showed the attack took place in a square outside the station.

One video showed a man hacking people with a cleaver near a vendor stall while a security officer approached with a long baton.

Photos showed blood smeared in several places on the rain-soaked pavement.

A knife attack at a train station in the southern city of Kunming about a year ago claimed 29 lives.

Authorities blamed separatists from the western province of Xinjiang.

China has also suffered a spate of knife attacks on schoolchildren carried out by people lashing out over personal problems.

Source: AP