Police said they have arrested a 25-year-old man, having the surname Wu, in Lianjiang town. One other person is also injured in the attack on Monday, police informed. Representational Image/DC
Six people, including three children, were stabbed to death by an assailant at a kindergarten in China's south-eastern Guangdong province.
Police said they have arrested a 25-year-old man, having the surname Wu, in Lianjiang town. One other person is also injured in the attack on Monday, police informed.
The other victims include a teacher and two parents, according to reports by the AFP. Police called it a case of "intentional assault".
According to reports, the premises of the kindergarten have been sealed off. Several people expressed shock over the attack which sparked a lot of conversation on the Chinese social media platforms.
In China, violent crime is relatively rare but the country has seen a spate of knife attacks in recent years, including several in schools.
In August last year, a knife-wielding assailant stormed a kindergarten in the south-eastern Jiangxi province, killing three people and wounding six others.
In April 2021, two children died while 16 others were injured during a mass stabbing in Beiliu City, in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
In October 2018, 14 children were injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Chongqing, south-west China.