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Chinese teen kills 8 in knife attack

Published on Aug 2, 2012 6:53 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A teenager has been arrested after killing eight people and wounding five others in a knife attack in north-east China, state media reported Thursday.

The 17-year-old, which was identified only by his surname Li, barged into the home of his girlfriend armed with a knife following an argument and killed two relatives of the girl, the Legal Daily said.

As he left his girlfriend's home in Liaoning province's Xinbin county, he stabbed six more people to death and wounded five, it said.

He was arrested at the scene of the attack, late on Wednesday night, and was taken into custody, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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