Las Vegas police officer shot amid protests, police say

A member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department gets into a vehicle on the Las Vegas Boulevard during a Black Lives Matter demonstration demanding justice for the death of George Floyd on May 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (File/AFP)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Las Vegas police officer shot amid protests, police say

  • The officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip
  • Four St. Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday

A Las Vegas police officer was shot amid protests on Monday night over the killing of George Floyd, AP news agency said.
The officer was shot in the area of the Las Vegas Strip and another officer was “involved in a shooting” in the same area, AP quoted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as saying.
It did not give details of the shootings or the officers’ condition. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department declined to comment to Reuters.
Four St. Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of Floyd, a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the US military to halt the spreading clashes.


Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

Updated 13 July 2020

Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

  • Six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded, an Iranian official said

Iranian police are investigating after a fire broke out at an industrial complex in northeast Iran where gas condensate storage tanks are sited, one of which exploded, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.
Javad Jahandoust, the fire chief at the Kavian Fariman industrial complex, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the city of Mashhad, was quoted as saying six storage tanks had caught fire, including the one that exploded.
He said the fire was under control and there were no casualties, but police were investigating the cause.
There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
On Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported a fire at a petrochemical facility in southwest Iran, which was blamed on an oil leak. There were no casualties.