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Three-year-old girl decapitated in 'random attack'

Violent crime is rare in Taiwan Credit: Reuters

A three-year-girl was decapitated in a seemingly random killing in Taiwan.

Local media reported that the toddler was attacked outside a subway station in the capital city Taipei on Monday.

According to reports, the girl's mother was unable to prevent the attack, which was carried out with a meat clever shortly before midday.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested by police.