Man stabs six then kills himself in Xinjiang: report
AFPBEIJING -- A man stabbed and wounded six people in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang before slitting his own throat and dying, state media reported on Tuesday.
April 20, 2011, 11:43 am TWN
The attacker was aged in his 20s and armed with a knife and scissors when he stabbed six passersby, including a middle school student, in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, Xinhua news agency said.
After being surrounded by police he slashed his throat three times and died, it said. The report quoted police saying “five bottles suspected to contain marijuana” were found on the assailant.
The incident was the latest in a series of violent attacks in recent years in Xinjiang, whose Muslim ethnic Uighur population has long chafed under Chinese rule.
All six victims were sent to hospital. The student was seriously hurt, Xinhua said.