At least five killed, 15 injured in knife attack in eastern China

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Published: 2021-06-05 20:40

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 21:09


Credit: Alarabiya
Credit: Alarabiya

Saturday, at least five people were killed and 15 others were injured following a deadly knife attack in eastern China, according to local police.

Authorities in the city of Anqing in Anhui province received a report Saturday afternoon that a man had stabbed pedestrians on one of the streets with a knife.

The perpetrator was arrested and the injured were immediately taken to a hospital to receive treatment, police said.

However, the reason behind the attack was not immediately clear.

Investigations are currently underway.