In China, six dead after the attack on a kindergarten in Lianjiang

An attack on a kindergarten killed six people and injured one Monday in Lianjiang in southern China, said a spokeswoman for the municipality. Among the seven victims are “a teacher, two parents and three students (…) and a suspect has been arrested”, she said, without being able to immediately give details on the age or identity of the victims. victims or the type of weapon used.

Attacks target schools

The attack took place around 7:40 a.m. local time in the city of Lianjiang, located in Guangdong province, according to state-backed media, China News Network. China prohibits its citizens from owning firearms.

But stabbing attacks have increased in recent years in the country. Deadly attacks specifically targeting schools have taken place across the country, prompting authorities to step up security around schools.

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