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Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victims

Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victimsStudents wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the “Russian Columbine,” the worst massacre of its kind in the region’s history.



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Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US general

Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US generalA powerful Afghan police general has been assassinated in an insider attack, robbing president Ashraf Ghani of a key security official and threatening his fragile grip on southern Afghanistan. Gen Abdul Razik was shot dead alongside the Kandahar spy chief and provincial governor shortly after a meeting with the top US military commander in the country. The Taliban said they were behind the attack which saw one of the provincial governor's bodyguards open fire after a meeting with Gen Scott Miller, the top Nato and US commander in Afghanistan. Gen Miller was unhurt, but two Americans were wounded. The assassination dealt a severe blow to Mr Ghani's security forces less than 48 hours before he attempts to hold nationwide parliamentary elections against a backdrop of brutal insurgent violence. Gen Raziq had been the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan for much of the past decade, where as Kandahar police chief he had been an aggressive opponent of the Taliban. A NATO helicopter lands at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Credit: MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS His young age and boyish looks belied a ruthless commander and he was accused of systematic torture, extrajudicial killings, and enforced disappearances. He denied the accusations. However Western commanders considered him a bulwark against the encroaching Taliban and one of their most effective partners as he brought a measure of stability to Afghanistan's second city. He estimated he had survived dozens of assassination attempts. The Taliban named the attacker as Abu Dujana and said: “The brutal police chief of Kandahar has been killed along several other officials.” Said Jan Khakrezwal, the head of the provincial council, told Reuters: "Provincial officials including the governor, the police chief and other officials were accompanying the foreign guests to the plane when the gunshots happened." The shooting wiped out the top of Kandahar's security apparatus at a stroke, also killing the province's intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin and provincial governor Zalmay Wesa. The killings came only a day after a prominent politician, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, became the tenth election candidate to die ahead of Saturday's polls when a Taliban bomb was hidden under his chair. Graeme Smith, a former UN political analyst in Kabul said: “The incident will make the military balance in southern Afghanistan considerably more fragile, as Raziq was often at the forefront of government efforts to slow the Taliban’s advances.” Saturday will see Afghanistan's only third parliamentary election since the Taliban were ousted. The insurgents have vowed to disrupt what they call a bogus poll.



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Crimean college shooting: what we know so far

Crimean college shooting: what we know so farA teenage gunman shot dead at least 19 people and injured dozens before killing himself at a technical college where he was a student in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday. Russian authorities initially put out conflicting versions of what happened at the college in Kerch, a city in the Crimea peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014. The attack was first reported as an explosion, with authorities saying an “unidentified explosive device” had gone off and classifying the incident as an act of terror.



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Crimean college shooting: what we know so far

Crimean college shooting: what we know so farA teenage gunman shot dead at least 19 people and injured dozens before killing himself at a technical college where he was a student in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday. Russian authorities initially put out conflicting versions of what happened at the college in Kerch, a city in the Crimea peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014. The attack was first reported as an explosion, with authorities saying an “unidentified explosive device” had gone off and classifying the incident as an act of terror.



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The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 deadMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local):



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Video of city commissioner shooting man released by police

Video of city commissioner shooting man released by policeSurveillance footage shows Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn fatally shooting a man at a military surplus store in Florida.



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South Carolina shooting spree leaves one officer dead, six wounded

South Carolina shooting spree leaves one officer dead, six woundedSeven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, when a gunman unleashed a hail of fire on police from inside a home on Wednesday near Florence, South Carolina, sparking a two-hour siege that ended with the suspect’s arrest, authorities said. “Fire was being shot all over,” Boone told reporters. An unspecified number of children who were inside the home with the gunman were all accounted for and safe after the suspect was taken into custody, ending a two-hour standoff, said Major Michael Nunn, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.



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Suspect identified in shooting of several officers

Suspect identified in shooting of several officersA source with the Florence County Sheriff's Office told ABC News on Thursday that the detained suspect is Fred Hopkins.



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Las Vegas pauses but looks ahead a year after mass shooting

Las Vegas pauses but looks ahead a year after mass shootingLAS VEGAS (AP) — A small bouquet of dried flowers was wedged inside the padlock on Gate 5 of the killing ground that was the Route 91 Harvest Festival one recent day, the only visible reminder that it was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern American history.



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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Left Paralyzed While Saving Girlfriend Adapts to His New Life

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Left Paralyzed While Saving Girlfriend Adapts to His New LifeJason McMillan swung into action as shots rang out last year, but his heroism came at a cost.



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