Man fatally stabs 4 children in southern China
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Man fatally stabs 4 children in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a man fatally stabbed four elementary school students while they were on their way to school in southern China.

The attack took place early Friday in Lingshan County of Guanxi Province. The county government said on its website that three of the children were killed instantly and that one died later in hospital. Officials said police are searching for 56-year-old suspect, but gave no other details.

China has suffered a series of attacks on kindergartens and grade schools, and the culprits often are identified as mentally ill or as being angry at society.