'Dozens' killed in knife attack at train station in China (graphic photo)

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At least 27 people have died in a "violent terror attack" at a train station in China involving a group brandishing knives.

Xinhua News Agency reports that 109 other people were injured in the attack on Saturday evening at Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province.

Authorities told the news agency (via China Daily) that it was "an organised, premeditated violent terrorist attack," although the identity of those who may have been involved was not reported.

Users on microblogging site Sina Weibo uploaded graphic images of bodies lying on the floor at the station.

According to AP, local resident Yang Haifei told Xinhua that he was buying a train ticket when he saw a group of people mostly wearing black rush into the station and attacking bystanders.

"I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone," he said.

He added that those who were slower were caught by the attackers. "They just fell on the ground."

The Daily Mail reports that police shot several attackers.

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