Dozens Dead After Terror Attack by Knife-Wielding Mob

Kunming Railway StationFor hundreds of people, a typically mundane commute turned into a bloody nightmare this weekend. According to CNN at least 27 were killed and 109 were injured when an organized mob entered Kunming Railway Station in China late Saturday evening and started slaying people with knives.

Xinhua news agency called it a "premeditated violent terrorist attack." The group has been unidentified at this time, but five members were reportedly shot and killed.

The images are heartbreaking. So often we see guns and bombs as being the source of this kind of violence, but somehow the use of knives seems even more horrifying, more personal.

As one witness told the news agency:

I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone. Those who were slower were caught by the attackers. They just fell on the ground.

The terror and chaos must have been overwhelming. Many thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.
 
 
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nonmember avatar Wendy

This is awful. Thankfully this mob didn't have guns the damage would have been exponentially worse.

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Wtf is wrong with people?! I would rather be shot than stabbed I believe. A knife attack really does seem so much more personal. So much more "in your face" I guess. My husband has been both shot and stabbed (accidentally shot by a friend, stabbed in a fight), and he said the stab was worse as well. God bless the victims and their families.

miche... micheledo

Sheesh.  What if they had bombs?  Thousands would be dead!  Or what if one person had a gun and held the criminals until police got there?  Then no one would be dead.  Or what if they got in a car accident and their plan was discovered before they even got there?


Seriously.  You can what if all you want.  The fact is people kill people with all kinds of instruments and they will find a way.  If they want to kill a lot of people they will do it.  If they want to kill one person, they will find a way.


Very sad for the families who lost loved ones.  :(  My prayers are with them.

belon... belongs2Jesus

It's all the knives fault ban all knives.....


 


the hearts of people are growing colder by the minute..this is so sad.

Elaine Cox

thats right wendy..or if one victim had a gun they wouldnt be dead now or others might have been saved

nonmember avatar A_Follower

Where they wearing Edgar Allan Poe masks? Someone call Ryan and Det. Westen.

nonmember avatar andie

@A_Follower: I love that show!

Kattey Kattey

This is horrifying. 

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