updated 5/29/2010 10:41:19 PM ET 2010-05-30T02:41:19

A state news agency says China has executed a man who attacked a kindergarten in eastern China last month, wounding 29 children and three teachers.

The official Xinhua News Agency says Xu Yuyuan was executed Sunday after being convicted of attempted murder by the Taizhou Intermediate Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

The April 29 attack was one of five major assaults against schoolchildren in the last two months that left 17 dead and more than 50 hurt.

The 47-year-old Xu, who was unemployed, told the court during his trial in mid-May that he was venting his anger against society in the attack.

Telephones at the court rang unanswered Sunday.

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