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Chinese school attacker executed

A woman holds a baby near the gate of Zhongxin Kindergarten, file pic
Image caption All 32 victims survived April's attack at Taixing's Zhongxin Kindergarten

A man who attacked 29 children and three teachers at a nursery school in east China has been executed, state media says.

Xu Yuyuan, 47, knifed his victims at the Zhongzin pre-school in Taixing city in the Jiangsu province on 29 April.

He was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to death at a court earlier this month.

It was one of a series of school attacks that have rocked China over the past two months.

Xu, who was unemployed, reportedly said his motive was to vent his rage against society.

All 32 victims survived the attack.

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