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China Knife Attack Kills 3

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A body is pictured lying on the ground at a crime scene on a street, in Changsha, Hunan Province March 14, 2014.

A body is pictured lying on the ground at a crime scene on a street, in Changsha, Hunan Province March 14, 2014.

Media reports indicate at least three people have been killed in a knife attack near a food market in central China's Changsha city.

Conflicting reports say Friday's incident was either a dispute between peddlers from China's restive Xinjiang region or a fight between vendors and customers.

The local Changsha Evening News newspaper said police fatally shot one suspect, while the Hunan Daily newspaper said police captured a suspect.

The incident came two weeks after the March 1 knife attack at a train station in southwestern China that killed 29 people. The government blamed that attack on Muslim Uighur separatists from Xinjiang.

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