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Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« on: March 01, 2014, 01:23:31 PM »
BEIJING — A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.

Xinhua did not provide more details about the evening attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, or identify the attackers. Kunming city police said they did not have any immediate information to release about the attack.

Local television station K6 said that several of the attackers were shot by police and that victims were being transported to local hospitals.

The state-run Yunnan News said that the men were wearing uniforms when they stormed the railway station and that gunshots were heard after police responded.

Photos circulating online showed scattered luggage and bodies lying on the floor in blood.

The motive behind the attack was not immediately clear, but China has seen a number of mass stabbings and other attacks carried out by people bearing grudges against society.
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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 01:27:00 PM »
No guns?  No fear!






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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 01:32:48 PM »
Has anyone seen Keanu Reeves and those other 46 guys from that horrible movie?

 
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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 11:10:46 AM »
Where is Piers Morgan when you need him????  Assault knives must be banned!!!

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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 05:13:09 PM »
Should we guess the religious affiliation of the perps?    :whistle:
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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 07:09:10 PM »
KUNMING, China — The group of about 10 attackers, dressed in black and wearing cloth masks, arrived in front of Kunming Railway Station in southwest China on Saturday night and began slashing at employees and commuters, sometimes repeatedly plunging their long knives and daggers into people too stunned or slow to flee.

By the time the police shot dead four assailants and ended the slaughter, the square and ticket sales hall at the station were strewn with bodies and moaning survivors in pools of blood. According to the state news media, 29 people were killed and 143 wounded. The police captured one of the assailants but several others were said to be still at large. Witnesses said that at least one of the attackers was a woman.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, officials on Sunday described the killings as an act of terrorism planned and perpetrated by separatists from Xinjiang, where members of the Uighur minority are increasingly at odds with the government. According to the official Xinhua news service, President Xi Jinping deplored the attack and called for “an all-out effort to punish the terrorists.”  ...

The Uighurs are a Turkic people who mostly follow moderate traditions of Sunni Islam, and culturally have more in common with similar people across Central Asian countries than with Han Chinese....


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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 08:29:31 PM »

The Uighurs are a Turkic people who mostly follow moderate traditions of Sunni Islam, and culturally have more in common with similar people across Central Asian countries than with Han Chinese....


And these are the moderates, right.

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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 08:31:08 PM »
Has anyone seen Keanu Reeves and those other 46 guys from that horrible movie?

47 Ronin!  Hasn't come out yet but I'm looking forward to when it hits Netflix....

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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 08:31:44 PM »
Something similar on the second season of what's it's face with Kevin Bacon.
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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 08:33:10 PM »
In the meantime, given the Chinee propensity for illicit food substitutes,  I wouldn't be indulging in any take-out in this corner of China for a while....in addition to local cat you could end up with some Cream of Sumyungboi.....

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Re: Knife-wielding men kill 27 at China train station
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 09:39:13 PM »
In the meantime, given the Chinee propensity for illicit food substitutes,  I wouldn't be indulging in any take-out in this corner of China for a while....in addition to local cat you could end up with some Cream of Sumyungboi.....
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