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7 children among 9 injured in China axe attack

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Seven school children were among nine people injured today when an axe wielding disgruntled man went on a stabbing spree in northwestern China, in the latest such incident of mass attack by disgruntled people.

Lei Mingyue, 58, attacked the students, five first-graders and two third-graders, with an axe at around 11:40 AM at an after-school care centrer in Hantai District of Hanzhong City in China's Shaanxi Province, police said.

The students, all from Beiguan Primary School, were waiting in line for lunch when the attack happened, the state- run Xinhua agency quoted a police officer as saying.

Two passersby were also injured when Lei was running away, he said.

All the injured are receiving treatment in hospitals.

Police later caught Lei, who confessed that he carried out the attack as "revenge on society" following two previous arrests in and Shaanxi for theft.

Attacks by disgruntled people periodically takes place all over

Many targets children as they are soft targets.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 17:02 IST