three people died and six others were injured in a attack this Wednesday in a kindergarten in the southeast of China, local police reported.
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An “armed malefactor wearing a cape and mask” broke into a private kindergarten in Jiangxi province at 10:22 a.m. (0222 GMT), the statement said.. Police added that they are actively searching for the suspect.48, who is still on the run.
“The public security forces are doing everything possible to capture the suspect,” the text added.
In a video of the scene, broadcast on the internet by the state media Beijing Daily, you can see a police officer carrying a small child in his arms to an ambulance.
The ages of the victims were not disclosed.
The weapon used in the attack was not specified either, but the perpetrators of this type of crime often use knives.
Mass attacks are rare in China, where there are strict bans on the carrying of firearms. But in recent years knife attacks have multiplied.
清零時代-互害篇。At 10:00 am on August 3rd, someone in Anfu County, Jiangxi Province rushed into Heart-to-Heart Kindergarten and killed two teachers with a knife. Several children fled. pic.twitter.com/hd2b7fKfho
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Some of these events are directed against minors and occur every year throughout the country.
They are usually perpetrated by people who want to take revenge on society or hold a grudge against the school in question.
In June 2021, a man armed with a knife killed six people and injured 14 others on the streets of Anqing, in eastern China.
A man with a knife attacked a kindergarten in Beiliu, in the south, in April last year. He killed two children and injured 16 people.
In 2018, a man who stabbed and killed nine children and injured 11 others in the north of the country he was sentenced to death.
With information from AFP