Man in China`s Xinjiang province goes on a stabbing spree
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 13:50
  
Beijing: A young man in China's troubled Xinjiang province went on a stabbing spree injuring six people before committing suicide after being surrounded by police.

The man, in his 20s and armed with a knife and scissors, stabbed six passers-by, including a middle school student, on Xiyu road in Kashgar on Monday, official Xinhua news agency reported.

Police soon arrived at the scene, surrounded the man and fired warning shots but he committed suicide by cutting his throat with a knife three times, it said.

Police without revealing his identity confirmed that the man was dead.

A driving license and five bottles suspected of containing marijuana were found in the man's pocket.

All the six injured were rushed to the hospital.

The seriously injured student was under emergency treatment, Xinhua said.

It is not clear whether the incident anyway is related to ethnic unrest between Muslim Uyghur community and the Han Chinese in which 200 people were killed in 2009.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 13:50


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