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Kindergarten knife attack injures 12 children in China

Updated: Jan 05, 2017 02:12 IST

Beijing [China], Jan 5 (ANI): Twelve children have been injured by in a knife attack at a kindergarten in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

On Wednesday afternoon, a man, 41, identified by his surname as Tan, slashed the children with a kitchen knife after entering the Xiaocongzai kindergarten in Youyi Township, Pingxiang City, according to the Pingxiang City Public Security Bureau.

Police said the suspect entered the kindergarten on the excuse that he needed to pick up his child, reports Xinhua.

The injured children have been hospitalized, with three of them in serious condition.

The suspect, who is in police custody, confessed that he committed the crime because he held a grudge against someone in his village.

Further investigation is underway. (ANI)