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China school knife attack in Henan injures 22 children

A man with a knife has wounded 22 children and an adult at a primary school in central China, state media report.

The attack happened at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province, Xinhua news agency said.

It did not give further details of the extent of the victims' injuries.

Police had arrested a 36-year-old local man, Xinhua added.

It is the latest in a series of attacks on schoolchildren in the country.

The Associated Press news agency quotes a police officer as saying that the attack happened as pupils were arriving for classes.

John Sudworth reports

  • 14 Dec 2012
  • From the section China