3 injured in axe attack at Kazakh middle school

A STUDENT wielding an axe and a knife today wounded three students at a middle school in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, authorities said.

The alleged attacker, who was later detained, “came out of the toilet with a knife and an axe”, said an official in Petropavlovsk, a city with a population of some 200,000 near the Russian border, according to the official news agency Kazinform.