Friday, March 14, 2014

Another Mass Knife Murder in China

And not political in origin.  From the March 14, 2014 Los Angeles Times:
BEIJING — Six people were reported dead after a knife-wielding man slashed passersby Friday morning following a fight in a market in Changsha, in China’s central Hunan province.
Initial witness reports indicated that multiple people — perhaps members of a Turkic minority from northwestern China — were involved. That raised fears of a premeditated attack because militants from that region were implicated in a knifing rampage March 1 that left 33 dead at a train station in Kunming, China.
But within hours, authorities said the incident was the result of a dispute between vendors in the Wujialing district of Changsha. Some witnesses said the assailant was a vendor who sold flat bread from a stall at the market who got into a fight with another man.
Police said the vendor killed the man he was fighting with and then slashed four others to death, state media reported. Authorities shot the attacker dead.

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-six-said-slain-in-latest-china-knife-attack-20140314,0,921514.story#ixzz2vwuN48ss

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

I read an article about this and the names I saw didn't seem like traditional "Chinese" names.

My thought was that there might be an element of Muslim terrorism to it. Then again, what do I know?

On a related note, why do I suspect that when we do find out what happened to the Malaysian airliner, terrorism aimed at China will be in the mix?