Xinjiang Man Stabs Six Passers-by and Kills Himself

The BBC reports on a violent incident in Kashgar, Xinjiang on Tuesday:

A young man has stabbed six people and killed himself in Xinjiang, western China, state media has reported.

One of the six, a student, is in critical condition, but all survived.

Police surrounded the man, who state media said resisted arrest and then slashed his own throat three times to kill himself.

[…] Xinhua state news agency described the man as in his 20s and armed with a knife and scissors.

It said police confirmed that the man was dead and found a driving license and five bottles suspected of containing marijuana.

April 18, 2011 9:56 PM
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