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Chinese police arrest 3 suspects in mass stabbing

Beijing, Mar 3 (EFE).- Chinese authorities have arrested three more suspects in connection with the mass stabbing at a train station in the southern city of Kunming that left 29 people dead, the Public Security Ministry said Monday. In a communique received by the state-run Xinhua news agency, the Chinese government blames the attack on a terrorist band of eight members headed by Abdurehim Kurban, about whom it offered no additional details.

China seeks to boost development in minority areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will boost development in ethnic minority areas and spur their industrialisation, a senior Communist Party official said on Monday, in implicit recognition of the economic causes of some unrest in areas like Xinjiang. The comments by Yu Zhengsheng, the fourth most senior ruling party member who heads a largely ceremonial advisory body to parliament, came as China reeled from a deadly attack on a train station blamed on militants from Xinjiang.

Fear and anger as China reflects on terror

Defiant residents of the Chinese city that saw a mass stabbing queued to give blood Monday, while others vented their anger at what authorities say was a terrorist attack staged by separatists from far-off Xinjiang. One woman taxi driver told AFP she would not take passengers to Kunming railway station, the scene of the violent rampage which left 29 people dead, underscoring the tense sense of fear that has gripped the usually quiet city. She then launched into a tirade against Uighurs, the mainly Muslim ethnic group from Xinjiang.

China vows to punish deadly station rampage, blames separatists

China Sunday promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 29 people in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock. Victims spoke of black-clad attackers slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late Saturday at Kunming station, in an incident that lasted about half an hour. More than 130 were wounded in the attack in the city in the southwestern province of Yunnan, prompting shock and outrage nationwide.

China vows to punish deadly station rampage, blames separatists

China Sunday promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 29 people in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock. Victims spoke of black-clad attackers slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late Saturday at Kunming station, in an incident that lasted about half an hour. More than 130 were wounded in the attack in the city in the southwestern province of Yunnan, prompting shock and outrage nationwide.

China vows to punish deadly station rampage, blames separatists

China Sunday promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 29 people in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock. Victims spoke of black-clad attackers slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late Saturday at Kunming station, in an incident that lasted about half an hour. More than 130 were wounded in the attack in the city in the southwestern province of Yunnan, prompting shock and outrage nationwide.

Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack

By Maxim Duncan and James Pomfret KUNMING, China (Reuters) - Witnesses to chilling violence at a Chinese train station placed under heavy security on Sunday recalled moments of fear and chaos after at least 29 people were killed in what authorities called a terrorist attack by Xinjiang militants. Officials said a group of knife-wielding "terrorists" from the restive Xinjiang region launched a premeditated attack at the Kunming Railway Station in China's southwest on Saturday night. More than 130 people were wounded.

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack

Separatists from China's northwest region of Xinjiang orchestrated the attack on a train station which left 29 dead, the Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, quoting the city government. It said evidence from the scene of the attack late Saturday in Kunming by a group of knife-wielding people pointed to separatists from Xinjiang, a vast region home to the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority. Victims described attackers dressed in black bursting into the station in the southwestern province of Yunnan and slashing indiscriminately.

At least 29 dead, over 130 injured in China knife attack

At least 29 people were killed and more than 130 injured Saturday in an attack at a railway station in the southwest city of Kunming that local authorities have blamed on Xinjiang separatist forces, Chinese media reported. More than 10 knife-wielding attackers randomly slashed people at Kunming Station in Yunnan Province in the late evening. The Kunming municipal government said Sunday evidence at the crime scene showed that the attack was orchestrated by Xinjiang separatist forces, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack

Knife-wielding assailants left 29 people people dead and more than 130 wounded in an unprecedented attack at a Chinese train station, state media reported Sunday, blaming separatists from Xinjiang. Victims described attackers dressed in black bursting into Kunming station in the southwestern province of Yunnan and slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets, prompting shock and outrage. Police shot dead at least four attackers and were hunting for the others, the official Xinhua news agency said.
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