At least three people were killed and one injured during a stabbing spree at a grocery market in Changsha, Hunan province this morning, according to officials and witness accounts.
Hunan Transport Radio station quoted local police as saying three people were killed and one was injured and that the assailants were the owners of a baked naan shop, according to South China Morning Post. Officers said that the attack was triggered by an argument among the residents.
CCTV is reporting that one attacker was shot dead by police.
#Update: Three civilians dead after an attack at a market in Changsha, local police say. One attacker was shot dead by police.
— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) March 14, 2014
We’ll update as more news comes in.
UPDATE (1:07 p.m.): Tom Hancock with AFP posts:
Hunan gov official says on local radio: "I can ensure you it's not a terror attack"
— Tom Hancock (@hancocktom) March 14, 2014
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