Chinese state media says two children have been killed and 16 other people injured by a knife-wielding attacker at a kindergarten in a southern city.
The Xinhua News Agency said the attack occurred on Wednesday afternoon in a township outside Beiliu, a city in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
It said a suspect had been arrested and an investigation is under way.
Two people were being treated for serious injuries, it said. It was not clear if the injured were children or adults.
Past years have seen numerous such attacks, usually perpetrated by people who were described as mentally or emotionally disturbed or who bore grudges against the owners of such facilities.
Experts say China lacks sufficient capacity to diagnose and treat people with such conditions.
The country tightly restricts access to guns, so knives are almost always used in such attacks.