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Knife-wielding attacker kills two, slashes 11 outside Shanghai school

Published on Mar 28, 2013 12:27 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A knife-wielding attacker killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China's commercial hub of Shanghai, state media said Thursday.

The man, whose surname was given as Zang, killed his sister and his sister's mother-in-law at their home in a family dispute over money on Wednesday, the Shanghai Daily newspaper said.

Zang then attacked parents and children outside an elementary school in the suburban district of Fengxian just as classes were let out, it said.

"I saw four people lying on the ground near the school with blood over their arms, legs - almost every part of them," the newspaper quoted a witness as saying.

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