CHINA/ DEATH TOLL AT 11 IN VE­HI­CLE AT­TACK, 44 IN HOS­PI­TAL

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Bei­jing -- The death toll has risen to 11 with an­other 44 peo­ple hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter a man al­legedly drove an SUV de­lib­er­ately into a crowd in cen­tral China be­fore jump­ing out and at­tack­ing vic­tims with a dag­ger and shovel, lo­cal author­i­ties said Thurs­day. The Hengyang city gov­ern­ment said the sus­pect in the case had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for crimes in­clud­ing drug traf­fick­ing, theft and as­sault and, act­ing alone, had sought to “get re­venge on so­ci­ety.” That ap­peared to rule out ter­ror­ism, although ve­hi­cles have pre­vi­ously been used in at­tacks blamed on mil­i­tant Mus­lim sep­a­ratists from the Uighur eth­nic mi­nor­ity group.

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