28 Dead, 113 Hurt in China Knife Attack
Assailants storm railway station in Sunnan province
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2014 11:53 AM CST
Updated Mar 1, 2014 5:07 PM CST
File photo of a Chinese police officer.   (AP Photo/Aritz Parra)

(Newser) – Reports of a horrific knife attack at a train station in southwest China say 28 people are dead and 113 injured. The official Xinhua News Agency says a group of men carried out the attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, report the BBC and AP. It remains unclear who was behind the incident and why it occurred, but officials are calling it an "organized, premeditated, violent terrorist attack."

Five suspects were reportedly shot and killed, CNN notes, and others are said to have been arrested. Officials tell Xinhua there were 10 attackers. "I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone," a witness tells the agency. Victims, meanwhile, "just fell on the ground."

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Mar 3, 2014 1:07 AM CST
If they had Nuclear bombs strapped to their backs there would have been more dead. All you paranoid idiot Gun Grabbers need to get a new line.
Bobby Ricigliano
Mar 2, 2014 10:45 AM CST
If they had used guns there would be 113 dead, 28 hurt.
Mar 2, 2014 10:33 AM CST
sad very sad but than "oh look those nuts have very big knives that they are waveing around! should i run away?" doh do ya think!