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China captures 3 more suspects in deadly train station slashing rampage blamed on separatists

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    Relatives and friends of a victim killed in Saturday night's attack wait to see the victim's body outside a funeral home in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province, Monday, March 3, 2014. Twenty-nine slash victims and four attackers were killed and 143 people wounded in the attack which officials said was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)The Associated Press

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    A man holds a billboard with slogans urging fights against terrorists on a square outside the Kunming Railway Station, where more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives Saturday evening, in Kunming, in western China's Yunnan province, Monday, March 3, 2014. Twenty-nine slash victims and four attackers were killed and 143 people wounded in the attack which officials said was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Chinese words on the billboard are, "The spring city under the shine, everybody beats the terrorists." (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)The Associated Press

China says the final three people suspected of involvement in a slashing rampage at a train station which killed 29 have been captured.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that a "terrorist gang" of eight members was responsible for the attack Saturday evening in Kunming city in southwest China.

Citing a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, Xinhua says police shot and killed four of the attackers and captured an injured female suspect at the scene. Xinhua says the group was made up of six men and two women.

Authorities have said the attack that also wounded 143 was carried out by separatists from the far west region of Xinjiang.