China captures 3 suspects in attack

BEIJING — Police have captured the three remaining suspects in a slashing rampage at a train station in southwestern China that killed 29 people, state media said Monday.

Authorities said the attack in Kunming city that also wounded 143 was carried out by separatists from the far-western region of Xinjiang.

Clashes in Xinjiang between authorities and ethnic Uighurs over the past year have killed scores, but the assault Saturday evening occurred more than 900 miles to the southeast in Yunnan province, which has not had a history of such unrest.


Citing a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, the official Xinhua News Agency said that a ‘‘terrorist gang’’ of six men and two women led by a person identified as Abdurehim Kurban was responsible for the attack.

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Xinhua said police shot and killed four of the attackers and captured an injured female suspect at the scene.

The brief Xinhua report did not identify the ethnicity of the eight or say how the final three suspects were identified and captured.

Associated Press