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Car, knife attack injures 13 in South Korea; police treating as ‘terror act’



A man rammed a car into pedestrians and then stabbed several people, injuring at least 13 in the South Korean city of Seongnam, near the capital, Seoul, authorities said Thursday, as police announced that they were treating the rampage as terrorism.

Police Commissioner General Yoon Hee-keun said authorities were treating the incident as a “terror act” and described it as an indiscriminate attack on civilians. The police have not announced a motive, and the South Korean national broadcaster KBS reported that authorities also would investigate the mental health of the suspect, who was taken into custody.

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