Skip to comments.Knife-wielding mob kills 28, injures dozens at China train station
Posted on 03/01/2014 1:56:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
At least 28 people were killed and 113 wounded when a group of people armed with knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua.
It was an organized, premeditated terrorist attack, authorities told the news agency. Five suspects were reported dead, according to authorities.
No motive has been provided. Chinese President Xi Jinping "urged the law enforcement to investigate and solve the case and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law," according to Xinhua.
Yang Haifei, a resident of Yunnan, told Xinhua he was buying a ticket when a group of people, most of them in black, rushed into the station and started attacking others.
... Xinhua said the Kunming railway station is one of the largest in southwest China.
"Why are the terrorists so cruel?" said Chen Guizhen, holding her husband's bloodied ID card.
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The easy access to knives must be controlled.
No idea, but the general area is one of the parts of China with significant Muslim minorities.
Dang, that’s a lot of people to kill with knives!
Was it a semi-automatic knife?
This is an odd one. Yunnan province has borders with Burma, Laos and Vietnam. Yunnan is noted for a very high level of ethnic diversity. It has the second highest number of ethnic groups among the provinces and autonomous regions in China.
Approximately 1 million Muslims live in Yunnan, out of a population of 45.7 million (2009).
It only takes a few.
And if just 1% is in the mood to go jihadi, that's 10,000 killers.
Unless you are actually Bruce Lee, I’m skeptical unarmed martial arts will be much help against several attackers with knives. I assume any resistance would cause others of the attackers to rush to suppress it.
These things work a lot better in the movies than in reality.
Although it may be too bad there were no Gurkhas around.
Ever see a real Kung Fu martial arts master? I did once, many years ago. It was a simulated demonstration but one man put down four ‘’attackers’’ armed with rubber knives. Impressive hardly describes it.
For sure, each with a 15 knife mag, if only they were limited to 10 knife mags, things would have been safer.
Many have wondered the same about the Chinese.
Everybody else always gets to have fun.
It would be so fun to knock out some of these little pukes.
Almost certainly. The Chinese exempt them from their “one-child” policy. That major-league mistake could well be a fatal mistake for the ethnic Chinese.
Yes, Muslims. What sets us apart from them, is that the arrival of waves of Mexicans over the decades has not resulted in local Americans attempting to slaughter the newcomers. Muslims are a breed apart from regular humans.
“Dang, thats a lot of people to kill with knives!”
It sure is. To actually kill them would really take a good deal of skill. I suppose they cut their throats, I think that would be the only way to ensure death quickly with a knife, but to cut someone’s throat you’ve got to over power them first.
Too bad this is China, we’ll probably never hear the whole truth about it.
But I do hope they’ll tell the world if it was Muslims, not that the world will care.
Well, the people in the world will care, but not our feckless, western leaders.
“The Chinese exempt them from their one-child policy.”
Is there ANY explanation for that, rational or otherwise?
Just ignore it. Killings with knives don’t count with the mainstream media unless it is an illegally obtained knife in the U.S.
On December 14th 2012 the school shooting at Newtown Connecticut claimed the lives of 28 people.
On the same day:
A man wielding a knife attacked students Friday at a school in central China, leaving 22 children and one adult injured, according to state-run media reports.
The attack occurred at the gate of an elementary school in the village of Chengping, in Henan Province.
This story was barely mentioned.
Yup. But it is surely significant that the Chinese knife attack resulted in a lot of injuries by no deaths.
It is just so much harder to kill a bunch of people with a knife versus a gun.
Yes. Rest in peace. Prayers for the families.