The death toll rose to nine in a knife attack near a middle school in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday, local police said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
The incident occurred at around 6:10 p.m. Friday near the No.3 Middle School in Mizhi County. Of the dead victims, seven were female and two male, according to the local government.
A male suspect has been detained. The injured are receiving treatment in hospital.
Further investigation is ongoing.