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China Captures Remaining Suspects in Train Station Attack

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Policemen and paramilitary policemen patrol a street near the Kunming Railway Station, where more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives Saturday evening, in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province, March 3, 2014.

Policemen and paramilitary policemen patrol a street near the Kunming Railway Station, where more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives Saturday evening, in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province, March 3, 2014.

China says it has captured the final three suspects in the stabbing rampage at a train station that killed 29 people and injured 143 others.

Citing the Ministry for Public Security Monday, the official Xinhua news agency says the suspects who carried out the attack are part of a terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban.

The report provided no further details about the suspects. But China has said the attack was carried out by knife-wielding terrorists from the restive, predominantly-Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Police say they fatally shot four and detained one of the suspects at the site of the attack. Pictures from the scene showed bloody bodies scattered across the floor.

Witnesses say the attackers, dressed in black clothing, simply ran into the station and started stabbing people.

No one has claimed responsibility and the motive is unknown.

The attack came as Chinese delegates gathered in Beijing for the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, the largely rubber-stamp parliament.

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