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Six injured in hacking attack at Chinese station

  • Armed policemen walk past passengers near the entrance of the South Railway Station, where three people were killed and 79 wounded in Wednesday's bomb and knife attack, in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, May 2, 2014. China's foreign ministry has reacted angrily to U.S. criticism of the level of cooperation from Beijing on fighting terrorism, after the apparent suicide bombing in the country's far west pointed to a possible escalation of unrest there. The three killed included the two

BEIJING: A hacking attack at one of China's busiest train stations Tuesday left six people injured, police said.

The incident happened late morning at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern Guangdong province, the city's police said on their microblog.

Police arrived on scene as passengers were being hacked, and officers shot and subdued a male suspect who had a knife after he failed to respond to a police warning, the statement said.

It wasn't clear from the statement whether there was more than one attacker. The Guangzhou Daily cited witnesses as saying there were four attackers.

No possible motive for the attack was given.

Police said six people were injured and taken to a hospital, not including the suspect.

In March, another hacking attack that left 33 people at a train station in southwest China was blamed on separatists in the country's far west. China has also seen mass stabbings carried out by people bearing grudges against society or suffering from mental illness.

 
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