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Teenager kills eight in knife attack in China's Liaoning province

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-08-02

A teenager in China killed eight people and wounded five others in a brutal knife attack in Liaoning province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. A series of knife attacks in early 2010 killed nearly 20 people.

AP - A teenager killed eight people with a knife and wounded five more in northeast China after falling out with his girlfriend, state media said Thursday.

The teen killed two of her family members and six more people before fleeing, the state-run Legal Daily newspaper said. It reported he was caught but did not describe the circumstances.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the attack took place Wednesday night in Liaoning province. Media said the 17-year-old suspect is from Fushun city and his surname is Li. The attack happened in Yongling town.

Police in Xinbin county, which oversees the town, declined to comment.

Violent crimes are growing more common in China. There was a string of knife attacks against schoolchildren across the country in early 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50.

Date created : 2012-08-02

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