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2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China

BEIJING -- A man said to be mentally ill has been detained after authorities said he attacked 20 people with a knife, killing two, in southwest China.

 

A statement posted on a local government internet site said 30-year-old Chen Guangliang had been detained following Sunday afternoon's attack at a highway intersection in Guizhou Province. The Zhenning County public security bureau two of the 20 injured people taken to a hospital had died.

 

Chen's father told authorities Chen had a history of mental illness. No further details were provided.