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China charges 4 surviving suspects of Kunming attack

Published on Mar 29, 2014 6:47 PM
 
Chinese armed police patrol the scene of the terror attack at the main train station in Kunming, Yunnan Province, on March 2, 2014. China has laid out the charges against the four surviving suspects in a knife attack in the south-western city of Kunming this month that left at least 169 dead or injured, the official People's Daily newspaper said on Saturday, March 29, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has laid out the charges against the four surviving suspects in a knife attack in the southwestern city of Kunming this month that left at least 169 dead or injured, the official People's Daily newspaper said on Saturday.

The charges against the suspects of the March 1 attack, in which 29 were killed and about 140 injured, include organising, leading and participating in a terrorist organisation and murder, the newspaper said on its microblog.

Police shot four of the other attackers dead.

The four surviving suspects are likely to be given the death penalty, judging by the crimes they are accused of. Courts in China are controlled by the ruling Communist Party, which has already clearly apportioned blame.

 
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