Seven kids dead in China stabbing

The suspect is led away by police.
The suspect is led away by police. Photo credit: People's Daily/Twitter

At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China.

The knife-wielding man attacked students near a secondary school in the Shaanxi province as they were heading home for the day.

A 28-year-old suspect has been arrested, a former student of the school.

The victims are believed to be aged between 12 and 15.