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6 dead in Dutch shopping centre shooting

6 dead in Dutch shopping centre shooting

THE HAGUE – A man opened fire on shoppers at a mall in the western Netherlands on Saturday, killing five and wounding at least 11 before turning the gun on himself, a local official said. “There are at present six dead, including the person responsible,” Bas Eenhoorn, the acting mayor of Alphen aan den Rijn, told a press conference.
Four people were seriously wounded and at least seven less badly hurt, he said.”A man with an automatic weapon opened fire on the crowd” in the

8 killed, 40 kidnapped in Khurram District

PARACHINAR – Militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying members of an anti-Taliban tribe on the Afghan border on Friday, killing eight and wounding five, tribesmen and government officials said.
The militants also kidnapped nearly 40 people after the attack on the convoy near Bagan, a militant stronghold in the tribal region of Kurram, where Pakistani troops have killed several hundred insurgents in fighting in the past few years.
“It was the convoy of five buses that

Milan airport terminal evacuated after shooting

MILAN – Flights out of Milan’s Malpensa airport were suspended Monday and a terminal building evacuated after a man smashed his car into the terminal and was shot by a police officer after trying to stab him. Airport authorities quickly ruled out a terrorist attack.
“A Tunisian man… who was in a car with his wife and three children tried to smash into the terminal,” a security source the airport told AFP. “He then got out of the car with a knife in his hand and threatened a

Palestinian dies after settler shooting

HEBRON – A Palestinian teenager shot by settlers near the southern West Bank town of Hebron died of his wounds overnight and mourners clashed with Israeli troops at his funeral on Saturday. Yusef Ikhlil, 17, was shot in the head on Friday and taken in critical condition to Hebron’s Al-Ahly hospital where he was put on life support.
He died at around midnight, Palestinian police said. Thousands of mourners attended his funeral on Saturday, and some threw stones at a nearby Israeli

Egypt sentences Muslim to death for Coptic shooting

CAIRO – An Egyptian state security court on Sunday sentenced a Muslim man to death for killing six Coptic Christians and a Muslim police officer in a drive-by shooting on Coptic Christmas Eve in January 2010.
Mohamed Ahmed Hussein, 39, known as Hamam Kamouni, had been charged with the “premeditated murder” of the Christians and the police officer and with “intimidating citizens” in Nagaa Hamady in southern Egypt after mass on the eve of Coptic Christmas.
The judge said

Arizona residents pour out grief over shooting

PHOENIX – Arizona residents poured out their grief at a candlelight vigil at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix for victims of a shooting rampage at a Tucson shopping center.
Authorities would not give an official estimate, but a small crowd of a few dozen soon grew to number between four and five hundred on a small plaza in front of the capitol complex as night fell. Those gathered mourned for the six victims who were killed in the shooting, and the dozen or so

US congresswoman, six others killed in shooting

PHOENIX – A US congresswoman and six other people were shot to death in Tucson, Arizona by a gunman who opened fire at a public event, National Public Radio reported, citing the local sheriff’s office.
NPR said at least nine other people were wounded in the attack at a grocery store where the Democratic lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event with constituents. The wounded included three of her staffers.
It said the suspect ran off and was

Hunting Association introduces shooting licence‏

LAHORE – Conservation & Hunting Association of Pakistan (CHAP), with the collaboration of the Punjab Wildlife & Parks Department, has introduced aendly but also comprehensively informative.
Abid Tareen, Director Marketing of CHAP, stated that the new shooting licence has details in English and Urdu as well as picture illustrations for users who are not literate. It also includes the General Hunting Regulations & Code of Practice, specifying details covering license requirements,

Rishi-Neetu forbid son Ranbir from shooting in Pakistan

MUMBAI: Whether Ranbir Kapoor will be shooting in Pakistan or not has become a million dollar question for ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ director Mira Nair.
Buzz has it that Mira, who arrives in Mumbai next week, will soon be deciding on the hero – Ranbir or Shahid, depending on whom she can convince to shoot in Pakistan.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Mira is no stranger to casting hiccups. For ‘The Namesake’, her first choices for the lead were Abhishek Bachchan and