Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Man stabs two in Beijing

A knife-wielding man has stabbed two people to death and wounded 12 others in central Beijing, despite there being increased security ahead of China's 60th anniversary celebrations.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Zhang Jianfei, of north-eastern Jilin province, attacked the people last night in Dashilan, the oldest commercial street in Beijing, near the southern end of Tiananmen Square.

It said the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital, where two guards later died.

Xinhua gave no motive for the attack. It said Zhang was captured by police in Dashilan.

Extra security has been in place in Beijing ahead of the country's October 1 celebration to mark 60 years of communist rule.

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