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Knife attack injures six at south China railway station

Beijing - At least six people were injured in a knife attack at one of southern China's busiest railway stations on Tuesday, police and local media said.

Two young men chopped several people just before midday in the square outside the main station in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, city police said.

The police shot and detained one of the attackers after he ignored their warnings, but the other attacker escaped, the Guangzhou Daily newspaper said.

Three women and a man were under treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, reports said. The incident follows an attack on Wednesday by terrorists using knives and suicide bombs outside the main railway station in China’sfar western city of Urumqi, which left three people dead and 79 injured.

A larger group of men and women killed 29 people and injured 143 in a knife attack at the main railway station in the south-western city of Kunming on March 1.

Police said members of China’s Uighur ethnic minority were responsible for the attacks in Kunming and Urumqi.

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