3 killed in China supermarket stabbing

6 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: Three people were killed and seven wounded in a stabbing spree at a supermarket in rural southeast China, police said Friday, reports AFP.

The suspected attacker, a 35-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the incident late Thursday in Fujian province, they said in a statement, without specifying the kind of weapon used.  The injured were in stable condition in hospital, they added.

The attack came hours after 39 pupils and staff were wounded in a knife attack at a rural primary school in south China’s Guangxi region.

The attacker, reportedly a 50-year-old security guard at the school, was apprehended.

Violent knife crime is not uncommon in China, where firearms are strictly controlled, with a number of similar attacks at schools in recent years.