Two children have been killed and 16 others injured after a man allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in a kindergarten.
A man armed with a knife is believed to have stormed the preschool in Beiliu City, in China's south, on Wednesday afternoon (local time).
A total of 18 people were injured, including 16 children and two teachers, the BBC reported. Two of the children succumbed to their injuries.
Of the 16 wounded, two are undergoing surgery while the remaining 14 are receiving medical attention, according to the publication.
What motivated the attack is not yet clear.
A man was arrested at the scene and police are investigating the incident, according to the BBC.
Other stabbing incidents in China
The latest attack comes after a school security guard attacked at least 39 people in a knife attack in a kindergarten in Southern China in June last year.
The Global Times reported 37 victims suffered minor injuries while two were in a serious condition.
Injuries however were not life-threatening.
A man claiming to pick up his son in the southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region allegedly climbed a wall to enter the kindergarten.
He allegedly attacked the children with a kitchen knife, seriously wounding three.
In February 2016, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before taking their life.
In 2014 state media reported a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death, and wounded several others in a rampage at a primary school that refused to enrol his daughter.
That followed a March 2013 incident in which a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China's commercial hub Shanghai.
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