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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