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China rail hub attacked; 33 dead

Gang wielding long knives hurts 130; separatists suspected

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 4:07 a.m.

Police officers investigate the crime scene outside a railway station after an attack by knife wielding men leaving some 27 people dead in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province, Saturday March 1, 2014. China's official Xinhua News Agency says authorities consider the attack by a group of knife-wielding assailants at a train station in southwestern China in which at least 27 people died to be an act of terrorism. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

BEIJING — More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack, and police fatally shot four of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 others wounded, state media said.

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