China executes three for railway knife attack

Story highlights

  • China executes three men convicted of plotting a knife attack that killed 31
  • The train station attack shook the country and state media labeled it "China's 9/11"

(CNN)China has executed three men convicted of plotting a knife attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming last year.

The Kunming City Intermediate People's Court said that Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were put to death Tuesday.
It said they had committed intentional homicide, led a terrorist group and organized the mass knifing, which also wounded 141 people.