Incident Summary:

"11/25/2016: An assailant stabbed children at Beiguan Primary School in Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China. Nine people were injured in the attack. Lei Mingyue claimed responsibility for the incident and told police that the attack was "revenge on society."

GTD ID:
201611250020

When:
2016-11-25

Country:
China

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shaanxi

City:
Hanzhong

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Knife-wielding attacker injures 7 children in China," USA Today, November 25, 2016."
"Knife-wielding person injures several children in China," Press Trust of India, November 25, 2016."
"Seven children attacked with axe while waiting in lunch queue at primary school in China; Incident is latest in a series of attacks on Chinese schools that have left dozens dead," The Independent, November 25, 2016."