China Cops: Man With Ax Kills 3 Kids at Day Care

Another 13 are injured in assault
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 21, 2012 11:05 AM CDT
A file photo of Chinese police officers.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

(Newser) – A man with an ax attacked children at a day-care center in southwestern China today, killing three and injuring 13 others. The official Xinhua News Agency said the man in Guangxi province burst into the center this afternoon and attacked the children. A police officer in Pingnan county says the assailant has been caught but offered no other details.

China has experienced a string of rampage attacks at schools, at retirement homes, and on city streets that have left dozens dead and scores more wounded since the start of 2010. The attacks have prompted calls for more attention to mental illnesses and concern over rising stress in Chinese society.

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