7 schoolchildren killed, 19 wounded in stabbing attack in China

7 schoolchildren killed, 19 wounded in stabbing attack in China
Seven middle school children have been killed and another 19 injured in a stabbing attack in the Shaanxi Province of northern China.The rampage is one of the deadliest in the country in recent years, authorities told AP.

A man suspected of carrying out the attack has been detained, and the injured are being treated at local hospitals, according to authorities in Mizhi County, Shaanxi Province.

The incident took place at around 6:10pm local time in Mizhi County, the department said, as children reportedly returned home from school. The majority of students killed and wounded were female, reported Jiemian News.

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