Knife attack at China train station leaves at least 27 dead

BY Kayla Ruble  March 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM EDT

At least 27 are dead and 109 others were injured after a group of uniformed men with knives attacked people at the Kunming train station in southwestern China on Saturday, according to reports from official Xinhua News Agency .

According to the AP,  a local news station said officers had shot several of the attackers.

Authorities have yet to identify the attackers. While a motive has not been named, state television has labeled the incident a “violent terror attack.”

There have been multiple mass stabbings in China in recent years, with Saturday’s attack being one of the deadliest.

The province of Yunnan, where Kunming is located, does not have a history of violent attacks.