Kunming railway station attacki

On March 1, 2014, dozens of commuters were killed and more than a hundred others injured when a gang of knife-wielding attackers rampaged through Kunming railway station in Yunnan province, China. Authorities blamed "separatist forces from Xinjiang" for the deadly attack. Four of the alleged assailants were shot dead by police at the scene.


Three people were sentenced to death by a Yunnan court for their role in the attack at a Kunming rail station that killed 31 people and injured 141 in March.

Four suspects in the deadly knife attack at the Kunming railway station in March have now been charged with terror offences, state prosecutors said on Monday.

Nine more people in Xinjiang were jailed for up to 14 years on terror-related offences during a public sentencing in front of more than 3,000 people, state media said today.

Courts in Xinjiang have jailed dozens of people in a special operation to curb the spread of audios and videos inciting terrorism, the Xinjiang Higher People's Court said.

On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring more than 140.

Police forces across the mainland are to receive three months of intensive weapons training. The purpose is to improve the skills of police officers on the front line, especially those assigned to street patrols or responding to emergencies, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

The unit at the Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou consists of 20 monks and 25 security officers and was formed in the wake of the knife attack at the Kunming railway station last month that officials blamed on separatist militants from Xinjiang, Xinhua reported. Twenty-nine people and four attackers were killed in the Kunming incident.

Reverberations from the Kunming attack nearly two weeks ago are being felt thousands of kilometres away in Beijing, where Uygurs say they face stricter identity checks and worry about their prospects.

Mourners paid their respects yesterday at the site of last week's deadly knife massacre in Kunming, as delegates to the national legislative meetings in Beijing pushed for tougher anti-terrorism laws to prevent future incidents.

A deadly knife attack at a Chinese train station last week should not be linked to ethnicity, a senior government official said, days after authorities blamed the incident on separatists from Xinjiang.

Attackers who launched a brutal massacre at a train station in Kunming travelled to Guangdong in an attempt to leave China and become overseas jihadists before launching their deadly stabbing spree, official says. 


Unsourced accounts of violent attacks against civilians in major cities, some with photos of 'suspects' being questioned by police, have cropped up on China’s social media since the brutal Kunming railway station massacre that left 33 dead.

Officials have blamed Uygur separatists from Xinjiang for Saturday night's attack, which killed 29 victims and wounded another 143. Four of the attackers were killed and one woman suspect was wounded.


Twice now in the lead-up to key national political meetings that attract international attention, terrorists have targeted civilians not remotely connected with their cause.

Police say they have identified the mastermind behind Saturday's deadly attack at Kunming train station and have captured three more suspects. The alleged leader was named as Abdurehim Kurban.


Meng Jianzhu, China’s security chief appeared at the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on Monday afternoon, one day after he visited Kunming.

With numerous casualties of Saturday’s brutal Kunming railway station attack still being treated at hospital, the city’s residents have banded together to help the victims however they could – whether through expressions of sympathy, or more importantly, in blood.