Man Stabs 28 Children In China Nursery School Attack

Twenty-eight children and three adults have been injured by a man with a knife at a nursery school in eastern China, the third such attack in a month.Officials said five children were taken to hospital in a critical condition after the incident in Jiangsu province.It follows a knife attack on Wednesday in the south of the country, in which 16 pupils and one teacher were injured.Earlier that day, a doctor convicted of stabbing eight children to death in Fujian province in March was executed.The alleged assailant in Jiangsu was named by police as Xu Yuyuan, a 47-year-old unemployed local man.Reports say he attacked the children at the Zhongzin pre-school in Taixing city as lessons began in the morning, stabbing a security guard who tried to stop him.Police said Mr Xu, who was detained shortly afterwards, was carrying a 20cm (8in) knife, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.