At least seven children stabbed to death at Chinese middle school

Knife Attacker Kills Seven School Children Wounds 12 In China Official

There have been various instances of knife attacks in China

The victims included seven female and two male students. The dead were 5 girls, 2 boys, and the number of injured children made up 12. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, eight of the injured were recovering and the two critically injured are in stable condition.

The suspect is now in custody, but police have not commented on his motive.

The attacker is a 28-year-old man surnamed Zhao, who is now in police custody. The suspect was promptly detained.

China tightly restricts private gun ownership, making knives and homemade explosives the most common weapons employed in violent crimes.

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"China has seen several fatal knife attacks in recent years", BBC News explains. They said the man was a graduate of the middle school and that he had told police he was seeking revenge because he was bullied during his time there.

In May past year, a man believed to be suffering mental health problems killed two people and injured 18 in southwest Guizhou province.

And in January 2017, a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in China's southern Guangxi autonomous region. One woman was killed and 12 others were injured.

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