Bailed murder suspect kills six in Iran rampage

Updated 11 January 2017
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Bailed murder suspect kills six in Iran rampage

TEHRAN: A murder suspect freed on bail killed six people including a policeman and three family members in a shooting rampage Wednesday in central Iran, media reported.
The judiciary announced in the evening that the suspect was later arrested.
The 26-year-old entered two houses in Arak and shot eight people with a Kalashnikov, killing five of them instantly, ISNA news agency quoted the city’s prosecutor as saying.
A sixth victim later died in hospital and another was in critical condition, he added.
The first house targeted was the home of a police officer who had arrested the man last year on charges of complicity in a murder.
The officer, his sister, mother and brother were all killed while another family member was hospitalized.
The suspect then went to the house of the victim who he and two others are accused of killing last year and shot dead his parents. Their son was also injured.
“The suspect who was going to flee to Tehran was arrested,” the prosecution in Arak said, quoted by the Mizaonline news agency.
His brother, who allegedly accompanied him in the rampage, had already been arrested.
The gunman had been released on bail of two billion rials ($50,000) on January 1.


Erdogan: KSA took ‘important step’ in revealing Khashoggi’s killing, but more answers needed

Updated 21 min 34 sec ago
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Erdogan: KSA took ‘important step’ in revealing Khashoggi’s killing, but more answers needed

  • The Turkish president expressed desire to conduct a joint investigation with the Saudis
  • Erdogan said he does not doubt King Salman’s sincerity in the matter

DUBAI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech to parliament on Tuesday regarding the Turkish account of the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that he does not doubt King Salman’s sincerity in the matter.
Erdogan said that the Turkish authorities couldn’t initially go into the Saudi consulate due to diplomatic immunity, and suggested that Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated and planned.
The Turkish president expressed desire to conduct a joint investigation with the Saudis, adding that they will continue trying to find facts.
Erdogan said that the Saudi authorities took an important step in revealing the crime happened, and that now they should reveal the names of those involved, suggesting that the 18 defendants be tried in Turkey.

(Developing)