China: Knife attack at kindergarten leaves 39 injured

Suspect in custody said to be security guard at kindergarten in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region

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ANKARA  – At least 39 children and staff at a kindergarten in China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region were injured in a knife attack early Thursday.

Local media reports identified the alleged attacker as Li Xiaomin, a security guard who worked at the kindergarten in the southern region.

Initial reports by Wuzhou municipal government said the pupils were not badly hurt, while the injured were taken to hospital.

However, the school principal and another security guard, and possibly one student, were reported to be seriously injured.

While the motive for the attack remains unknown, he has been taken in custody by local police.

In recent years China have frequently dealt with such attacks in schools and public places.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.