China, attack in a kindergarten in Guangdong: six dead, three are children

25-year-old arrested for using a knife. There is also one wounded

Knife assault in a kindergarten in Lianjianin the southeastern Chinese province of Guangdong. According to the police, six people died, one was injured. A 25-year-old man was arrested. He has been identified with the surname of Wu. Among the victims, an educator, two parents and three children. The attack began this morning at 7.40 (local time). The arrest, for intentional assault, was made at eight o’clock.

Knife attacks on schools in China

Knife attacks in educational institutions in China are far from uncommon. The latest in chronological order dates back to last August, when a man broke into a kindergarten in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, killing three people and wounding six others. In April 2021, two children were killed and 16 others injured in an assault in Beiliu City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. And in October 2018, 14 children were injured in a knife attack at a nursery in Chongqing, in the southwest of the country.

More than a decade ago, then-Premier Wen Jiabao made a televised speech following a new wave of attacks to promise better security in schools and other pledges to resolve the problem. But the attacks continued. Given very strict gun sales control laws unlike in the United States, assailants use knives.