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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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Three held over station knife attack in China

Policemen check unclaimed luggage at a square outside the Kunming railway station after a knife attack. Credit: Reuters

A further three people suspected of involvement in a knife attack that killed 29 people at a Chinese railway station have been captured, authorities said.

The official Xinhua News Agency said a "terrorist gang" of eight members was responsible for the attack on Saturday evening in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.

Citing a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, Xinhua said police shot and killed four of the attackers and captured an injured female suspect at the scene.

Authorities have said the attack, which also wounded 143 people, was carried out by separatists from the far west region of Xinjiang.

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