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20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack”

The Xicheng district government said in a post on its Weiboaccount that three of the children suffered heavy injuries and were in a stable condition.

A Chinese man attacked at least 20 young children at a Beijing primary school with a hammer on Tuesday, state television reported, in a rare act of violence in the capital.

The suspect, surnamed Jia, was apprehended at the scene, the statement said.

The suspect, surnamed Jia, was a contractor hired by the school for daily maintenance work.

A video circulating online showed the school's headmaster telling angry parents that the attack occurred on the first floor, which held Year Two classes.

Posts on social media suggested some children suffered knife wounds to the head. All the wounded children are receiving hospital treatment.

Some parents claimed on social media that around 20 children had been injured, although there were conflicting reports about whether a hammer or a knife had been used in the attack.

"The details are still not clear", one parent wrote on WeChat.

About six police cars were parked outside a hospital near the school, according to a Reuters witness.

Police told CCTV that Jia's contract, due to expire in January, had not been renewed by the labor company that had dispatched him to the school, and that he had attacked the students to "vent his discontent".

Parents wait outside the entrance to the Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Beijing, China.

Violent crime is rare in China but there have been several attacks on school children in recent years.

Last April, nine people were killed outside a middle school in northwestern China, allegedly by a former student seeking revenge for having been bullied.

In 2017, a man in his 40s injured 12 children with a vegetable knife during a rampage in the southern city of Pingxiang.



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