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.


Israel encircles Ramallah after West Bank attack

Updated 13 December 2018
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Israel encircles Ramallah after West Bank attack

  • “Entrances and exits to the city are all closed. We are conducting searches,” army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said
  • A gunman shot dead two Israelis at a bus stop in the area earlier

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces encircled Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and sent in reinforcements after a gunman shot dead two Israelis at a bus stop in the area, the army said.
“Entrances and exits to the city are all closed. We are conducting searches,” army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists.
He said the military was sending “a few more infantry battalions” to conduct operations in the West Bank.