Graphic Photos: Knife-Wielding Gang Attack A Chinese Train Station Leaving At Least 33 Dead & 130 Injured


Probe: Police have cordoned off Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, one of the busiest in China in a city of six million people, after a gang of knife-wielding 'terror' attackers stabbed dozens of people

At least 33 people are dead and 130 injured after a group of knife-wielding men hacked their way through innocent people at one of China’s busiest railway stations. Distressing photos circulating online showed bodies, pools of blood and abandoned luggage scattered across the terminal floor at Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province. More pictures after the break …

Horror: Photos shared on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo showed bodies strewn across the floorAuthorities described the incident at about 9.20pm local time (1.20pm GMT) as an ‘organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack’ in which at least 10 people stabbed commuters outside the station terminal before moving inside. The death toll stands at 29 bystanders and four attackers who were shot dead by police.

Distressing: Photos circulated widely on the internet showed a line-up of bodies on the station floor surrounded by medical equipment. The majority of the photos are too graphic to publish

Nothing is yet known of the motivation behind the attack, but the Chinese government has blamed militants from the remote far western region of Xinjiang, which is home to tensions between the government and Muslim separatists.

Body: One of the reported attackers who was shot dead by police in the standoff in south west China

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