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Six dead in China kindergarten stabbing

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Six people have been killed and one injured in a kindergarten stabbing in China's south-eastern Guangdong province, police tell the BBC.

Police said they have arrested a 25-year-old man with the surname Wu.

The victims include one teacher, two parents and three students, AFP reported, quoting a spokeswoman for the city government.

The attack happened on Monday at 7.40am local time, and the man was arrested at 8am.

Police have called this a case of "intentional assault".

Violent crime is relatively rare in China, but the country has seen a spate of knife attacks in recent years, including several in schools.

In August last year, a knife-wielding assailant stormed a kindergarten in the south-eastern Jiangxi province, killing three people and wounding six others.

In April 2021, two children died while 16 others were injured during a mass stabbing in Beiliu City, in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

In October 2018, 14 children were injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Chongqing, south-west China.

- This story was first published by the BBC