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China blames separatists for deadly knife attack at station

Knife-wielding "terrorists" have killed at least 33 and wounded over 100 people at a railway station in Kunming, China. The government has blamed separatists from Xinjiang for the deadly attack.

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Knife-wielding attackers 'shot by police'

The attackers were shot by police, local TV station K6 said. Credit: Reuters

An attack by a group of knife-wielding men at a train station in Kunming, China, has left 27 people dead and 109 injured, state news agency Xinhua reports.

Local television station K6 said that several of the attackers were shot by police.

Social media users in China have been posting graphic pictures of bodies lying in pools of blood around the station.

Police have surrounded the scene at Kunming railway station, China. Credit: Reuters

There is no indication of what motivated the attack, so far, but the state news agency said it was an act of "violent terrorism."

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