At 9:00 pm on March 1, 2014, six men and two women, dressed in black and wielding knives, arrived at the Kunming train station, one of the largest in southwest China, and began slashing people at random. Before authorities could stop them, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded another 143. It was the second worst terrorist attack in the history of the People’s Republic of China, not including a series of bombings in Shijiazhuang in 1998, which killed 108 people. These, however, were carried out for personal, not political reasons. It was also China’s second most lethal transportation attacks.
Brian M. Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth. "The Terrorist Attack in Kunming, China: Does It Indicate a Growing Threat Worldwide?" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2014).