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Six stabbed to death in family dispute in Beijing

Published on Mar 27, 2014 4:41 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Six people in Beijing were stabbed to death over a family property dispute by a man with a history of mental illness, the city's police said on Thursday.

In a separate incident, seven others were stabbed in the south of the country.

China is still jittery after a mass stabbing at a train station in the south-western city of Kunming earlier this month left 29 people dead and about 140 injured.

The government blamed that attack on militants from Xinjiang, the far western region that is home to a large Muslim Uighur minority.

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