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3 suspects in Kunming station attack captured, says Xinhua

Published on Mar 3, 2014 9:12 PM
 
Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside the scene of the terror attack at the main train station in Kunming, Yunnan Province, on March 3, 2014. Chinese police have caught three suspects in a railway station attack that left 29 people dead and 143 injured, state media said on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police have caught three suspects in a railway station attack that left 29 people dead and 143 injured, state media said on Monday.

"Three suspects involved in the terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Kunming had been captured," the official news agency Xinhua said, citing the ministry of public security. One of them was a woman, it said.

It said a "terrorist gang of eight members", with a leader identified as Abdurehim Kurban, was responsible for the attack.

State television said earlier a female suspect was wounded and captured in the attack. Four were shot dead.

 
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