Archive for October 8, 2012

Murdered #601 – 700

#601

07/22/2012 Student murdered. Brian Schiavetti, 21, was on track to graduate from the Villanova School of Business near Philadelphia next year, school officials said, and was spending his final summer as a college student working an internship at Thomson Reuters in Times Square in Manhattan, according to an executive there. How he wound up dead in Montclair is unknown.

#602

08/05/2012 7 murdered. A shooting at a Sikh Temple in a suburb of Milwaukee today has left at least seven people dead, including the gunman, police say. The crime is being treated as a “domestic terrorist-type incident.

#603

08/05/2012 16 Murdered. Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers Sunday at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops and then the attackers drove off, crashing into Israel, officials said. Egypt blamed Islamist militants from Gaza and Egypt’s troubled Sinai Peninsula. President Mohammed Morsi said the attackers “will pay dearly. The Israeli military said the attack was part of a plot to abduct an Israeli soldier, and two vehicles commandeered by the attackers crashed into Israel, where one blew up.

#604

08/10/2012 3 men murdered. A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members on Friday morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.

#605

08/11/2012 one man murdered. A knife-wielding man who was shot dead in Times Square had been arrested before after threatening police with a screwdriver, according to reports. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Darrius Kennedy was jailed for 40 days in 2008 after he pulled the screwdriver on cops on the Upper West Side, the New York Post reported. Kennedy, 51, of Hempstead, Long Island, was shot Saturday as he waved an 11-inch blade and at police and nearby onlookers on Seventh Avenue at 37th Street, the NYPD said. His death was witnessed by hundreds of tourists and people who packed Times Square Saturday.

#606

08/10/2012 Women murdered. China has launched a “massive manhunt” for an armed robber accused of killing at least nine people since 2004, state-run media report. Zhou Kehua, 42, targets people withdrawing money from banks, Xinhua news agency says. On Friday he reportedly killed a woman outside a bank and later a policeman in the south-western city of Chongying.

#607

08/09/2012 14 murdered. police found the bodies of 14 people in an abandoned van outside the city of San Luis Potosi.

#608

08/12/2012 2 murdered. Edgar Morales Perez was shot dead along with his campaign manager, Francisco Hernandez, when gunmen opened fire as they drove home from a party.

#609

08/13/2012 Five people have been killed in clashes between rival unions at a South African mine owned by leading platinum producer Lonmin, police have told the BBC. The dead included a policeman who was attacked by a 5,000-strong mob while on patrol at the mine in North West province, police said.

#610

08/13/2011 A man killed six people, including his wife and young children, because his marriage was failing after his wife had an affair, a Jersey court has heard. Damian Rzeszowski, 31, from Poland, stabbed his victims at the family’s St Helier flat in August 2011.

#611

08/13/2012 2 murdered. Texas A&M reports that police took a gunman into custody 15 minutes after issuing a “Code Maroon” alert at 12:29 this afternoon. One officer was killed and one civilian, according to police.

#612

08/16/2012 20 murdered and still counting…Thursday’s attack on a Pakistani air base near Islamabad by heavily armed militants, which security forces were able to repel, has been followed by the news that gunmen executed about 20 Shiite Muslims today in northern Pakistan.

#613

08/12/2012 The ambush on Harlem Street last night is now a triple murder after one of the victims previously listed in “grave condition” died from her wounds today, according to Boston police. The news comes as family members mourn the loss of two other victims — all women including one who neighbors say was a city double dutch star who taught kids on the street how to jump rope. A fourth victim, an unidentified woman, survived the attack in the Dorchester street that’s right on the Roxbury line.

#614

08/15/2012 man murdered. The 23-year-old victim was shot in the bed and breakfast at 54 W. 120th St. early Thursday.

#615

08/09/2012 A man’s body was found on the Harlem River Drive Friday morning, officials said. The body was discovered at 9 a.m. lying on the side of the highway on the southbound side near West 155th St., an FDNY spokesman said.

#616

08/16/2012 At Least 19 murdered. Several bombs exploded in the northern, ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, while other blasts took place in and around the capital, Baghdad.

#617

08/19/2012 10 or more murdered. American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Sunday, killing a total of 10 suspected militants, Pakistani officials said. In the first strike, missiles fired from unmanned American spy planes hit two vehicles near the Afghan border, killing at least seven militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

#618

09/02/2009 women murdered and still counting… Owner of the clinical laboratory Rosa Ana Margarita Bolaños de Cardona, also killing Quintanilla Cesar Reyes, whose body was found next to the first victim, and illegal groups. Both bodies were dug up last Sunday at the Miramar property in Lourdes, Colon, La Libertad.

#619

08/19/2012 Tony Scott murdered himself by jumping off a bridge in California.

#620

08/20/2012 cop murdered. Prince George’s County police said one officer was killed and another injured in a crash on Interstate 95 that occurred while they were following possible suspects in a theft case, authorities said.

#621

08/22/2012 mother kills baby and herself in Camden New Jersey.

#622

08/24/2012 2 murdered. The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, 53, confronted the victim, a 41-year-old former coworker, on a sidewalk and shot him dead, striking him three times. The gunman concealed his .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun in a black bag and walked away from the scene, walking about two blocks. A construction worker followed the gunman and alerted officers near the Empire State Building. When two police officers confronted Johnson, he drew the gun and fired on them. The officers shot him dead.

#623

08/27/2012 A 29-year old woman was found around 10 a.m. in a pool of blood at 191 Orchard Street – at the foot of the stairwell on the first floor.  She had knife woulds to the neck and had fallen down at least one flight of stairs.  The victim was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital, but doctors could not save her.

#624

09/01/2012 14 murdered. two suicide attackers blew themselves up near a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.

#625

08/30/2012 3 year old murdered. Three-year-old Lia Green was taken to hospital after paramedics were called to her home on Norris Street, Preston, on Thursday morning. She was pronounced dead when she arrived at Royal Preston Hospital. The cause of death is being investigated. A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested and remain in police custody.

#626

09/03/2012 2 murdered. A suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into a U.S. government vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing two Pakistanis and wounding 19 others, including two Americans, officials said.

#627

09/02/2012 Ten members of Turkey’s security forces have been killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels close to the border with Iraq and Syria.

#628

09/02/2012 Around 20 militants died in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.

#629

09/02/2012 A total of nine people were killed. 4 of them children and 69 injured, officials said, when a remote-controlled car bomb went off near a police station. A bus and other vehicles near the police station were set on fire. The PKK Kurdish rebel group denied carrying out the attack, saying it did not attack civilians.

#630

09/02/2012 man murders self. Ehab Abu Nada, 21, had poured petrol over himself after walking into the morgue at Shifa hospital in Gaza City last Thursday, doctors said. His father said he had sent his son out to look for work because the family was struggling to make ends meet.

#631

09/16/2012 12 murdered. Four U.S. service members were killed by an Afghan police officer and a NATO airstrike killed eight women in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday.

#632

09/11/2012 US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US consulate staff were killed. They died when the consulate in Benghazi was set ablaze, in protests apparently inspired by demonstrations at the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. It was part of a wave of violent protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film made in the US.

#633

09/16/2012 8 murdered. Eight police officers have been killed by a roadside bomb in the southern Turkish province of Bingol, security officials say. The device was detonated as their bus passed on a road in the Karliova district of Bingol province, they said. Sources blamed the attack on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants.

#634

09/13/2012 Brazilian police are sweeping through a poor neighborhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro after the murder of a policeman on Thursday. They say they have arrested a suspect and seized ammunition of the same type used in the killing. The officer was shot dead on patrol in the Rocinha neighborhood.

#635

09/16/2012 14 and still counting At least 14 people have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Lower Dir area of northwest Pakistan, police say. Seven others were wounded, some seriously, in the explosion which took place early on Sunday.

#636

09/18/2012 2 women murdered. Two unarmed female police officers have been killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester, which led to the arrest of a wanted man. PC Nicola Hughes, 23, and PC Fiona Bone, 32, were called to Abbey Gardens in Mottram to investigate what turned out to be a false report of a burglary.

#637

09/17/2012 7 murdered. At least seven people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the heavily-guarded International Zone in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, officials say.

#638

09/18/2012 8 murdered. Department of international relations and cooperation spokesperson Nelson Kgwete confirmed eight South Africans died in Afghanistan

#639

09/26/2012 Four military guards were killed after suicide attackers drove car bombs into the military headquarters in the heart of Damascus, Syrian

#640

09/21/2012 4 murdered An Israeli soldier and three militants have been killed in a clash inside Israel near its southern border with Egypt /BBC

#641

09/26/2012 At least 10 people have been killed in a gun battle between a heavily armed criminal gang and the army, authorities in southern Mexico. an army officer was one of those killed in the clashes. The clashes happened in early on Wednesday in the town of Tepecoacuilco. The bodies of nine men and a woman were taken to a mortuary in a nearby city. Twelve weapons were found with the group, including five AK-47 and five AR-15 assault rifles. / BBC

#642

09/23/2012 A human rights group in Honduras says a prominent lawyer who represented peasants in disputes with large land owners has been killed. Antonio Trejo was shot dead by unknown gunmen after walking outside the church, where he was attending a wedding, to answer a phone call.

#643

09/26/2012 A police chief who killed himself over allegations he harassed female colleagues was never vetted for the job, a report has revealed. David Ainsworth, Deputy Chief Constable of Wiltshire, hanged himself fearing he would “lose everything”. The officer, 49, had been removed from duties and later placed on secondment.

#644

09/l2/2012 One person has been killed and at least four injured in clashes between police and protesters at a gold mine in the northern Ancash region of Peru. /BBC

#645

10/02/2012 One murdered. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was shot and killed this morning while on duty near Bisbee, Ariz., the Department of Homeland Security tells The Associated Press and other news outlets. The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire, the head of the Border Patrol agents’ union said Sunday.

#646

10/02/2012 20 and still counting… At least 20 people, mostly students, have been killed by unknown gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Most of the dead are said to have attended the Federal Polytechnic Mubi. A college spokesman said 26 students had been killed, while a local resident told the BBC that more than 40 people had been shot dead or stabbed. The killings come days after a major operation against the Boko Haram militant group in the town.

#647

10/01/2012 3 murdered…Ex-soldier Michael Pedersen repeatedly stabbed himself after first knifing to death his two young children, police confirmed today. A post mortem examination on the body of the 51-year-old, who rode the horse Sefton during the infamous 1982 IRA Hyde Park bomb attack, confirmed he died as a result of knife wounds to the chest. The bodies of Pedersen, his seven-year-old son Ben and six-year-old daughter Freya were discovered on an isolated bridleway.

#648

09/04/2012 The man, Gregory Johns, then robs a couple at knife-point. There, he reportedly leaves a note also apologizing to the 11-year-old girl for sexually assaulting her. Tehn finally shot by the police.

#649

10/01/2012 One murdered. Police in Raleigh are investigating the shooting death of a man at an apartment complex near North Carolina State University.

#650

06/01/2012 child murdered. Police found the little toddler’s lifeless body buried under a bunch of stuff in a bedroom closet inside her grandmother’s house.

#651

10/01/2012 A mother in Westchester County is now charged in a shocking crime, the death of her 4-year-old son. Jason Reish’s lifeless body was found in the family’s apartment in Mamaroneck, and police are still trying to figure out exactly what led to the horror they found inside the Continental View Condos.

#652

10/07/2012 man 32 murdered. Police are searching for several suspects in the fatal shooting last night outside the Jose Beauty Salon and Barber Shop at 110 Forsyth Street.   An NYPD spokesperson says officers were called to the scene, at Forsyth and Broome streets, at 9:30 p.m.  The victim had already been transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

#653

10/08/2012 Thirteen people have been arrested after four Nigerian students accused of stealing were beaten and burnt alive. A horrific video of the killings was posted on the YouTube video-sharing website. One of those arrested was a traditional ruler in the Aluu community of Port Harcourt, police said, urging students from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) not to seek revenge. The students had been accused of stealing laptops and mobile phones. The video shows four men stripped naked, with tyres around their necks, being beaten by a mob with wooden sticks, before being set on fire. One of their classmates, Paul Irabor, told the BBC that the four had left the university campus in Nigeria’s oil capital to collect some money they were owed, when they were mistaken for thieves. Rivers state police spokesman Ben Ugwuegbulam confirmed the incident to the BBC.

#654

10/03/2012 Officials have arrested a man believed to have fought in a New Braunfels parking lot with another man who later died. Trey Randall Smith, 42, was in Comal County Jail, held on one count of aggravated assault. A judge set bail at $500,000.Smith was arrested Saturday in Caldwell County in connection with a fight on Wednesday that critically injured Vincent Palomo, 28. Palomo, of Seguin, taken in a private vehicle to a hospital around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, later died, according to a New Braunfels Police Department news release.

#655

10/06/2012 Shootings left 2 men dead this week in DC: Antwan Boseman, 24, was killed early last Saturday on the 800 block of Barnaby Street Southeast; Terrence Robinson, 48, was killed in a separate shooting that same day in the 2600 block of Douglas Road Southeast;

#656

10/07/2012 Simon Anderson, 40, was killed last Sunday in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest.

#657

10/08/2012 A volunteer of Peace Committee, an anti-Taliban militia, was killed and four others injured during a clash with militants here in Bara on Monday. According to security sources, the skirmish, took place in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency during which a peace committee member was killed while four others injured. The injured were shifted to Landi Kotal hospital.

#658

10/09/2012 A 14-year old Pakistani activist who championed education for girls has been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. The attack on Malala Yousafzai, who became famous for highlighting Taliban atrocities, happened as she sat in a bus preparing to leave the school grounds in Mingora, the main city in the Swat valley which was the scene of intense fighting between the army and the Taliban in 2009.

#659

10/10/2012 The family of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot this week by the Taliban, has long been targeted because of their support for girls’ education.

#660

10/11/2012 A masked gunman killed a Yemeni man when he was on his way to work as a security official at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, the AP and Reuters are reporting. The Associated Press reports that Yemeni officials said the drive-by shooting was reminiscient of other attacks undertaken by the al-Qaida offshoot in Yemen.

#661

10/26/2012 5 murdered. The Syrian capital Damascus has been hit by a car-bomb attack, shattering a four-day ceasefire that had begun hours earlier to mark an Islamic holiday. Activists said the device exploded near a playground in Daf al-Shouk, a residential area in southern Damascus. State TV reported five people had been killed and more than 30 wounded, with children among the casualties.

#662

10/25/2012 41 murdered. A suicide bomber targeted worshippers who had gathered at a mosque in north Afghanistan for prayers to mark Eid al-Adha, killing at least 41 people. More than 50 people were wounded in the attack, which happened as people were leaving the Eid Gah mosque in Maymana, capital of Faryab province. Senior provincial government and police officials attended the prayers, but appeared to escape serious injury. The victims were mainly police officers, civilians and 6 children.

#663

10/25/2012 2 children murdered. Mrs. Krim returned home to her luxury apartment building near Central Park on Thursday to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a bathtub and their nanny, with self-inflicted stab wounds, lying near them, police said.

#664

10/26/2012 2 murdered. Two rangers and a soldier have been killed by rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo’s famous Virunga National Park, officials say. Five rebels were also killed in the attack in the park, which is one of the world’s last refuges for mountain gorillas.

#665

10/21/2012 Radcliffe Haughton, 45, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, where his wife, Zina, had worked. He had recently been given a restraining order after being accused of slashing his wife’s car tyres. Of the four women injured, one remained in critical condition on Monday.

#666

10/14/2012 Mr Mockford was shot dead as he left a restaurant with his wife Mary nearly two weeks ago. But 60-year-old Nicholas Mockford’s employers, Exxon Mobil, have insisted his death was not linked to his work.

#667

10/21/2012 At least 56 people have been killed and hundreds of homes torched since Sunday, as clashes spread in Burma’s Rakhine state, officials say. Several were killed overnight as violence erupted despite a night-time curfew in at least two towns. The latest clashes are the first serious outburst of violence since June when a state of emergency was declared in Rakhine after 90 people were killed.

#668

10/22/2012 3 murdered. Three people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in the western Burmese state of Rakhine

#669

10/25/2012 Police are talking to the father of a baby girl who died as a result of a fire in the Bronx Thursday night. After battling the flames inside 3034 Albany Crescent in Kingsbridge, firefighters found the body of the child’s mother under a burning mattress. Paramedics then discovered the one-month-old girl, who was unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. “Firefighters arrived, made their way to the fifth floor, found the fire apartment, searched, found the fire room, which was the bathroom, and found the two victims in the bathroom,” said FDNY Deputy Chief Joseph Saccente. Police sources say they are investigating this as a double murder. Officials have not released the names of the mother or child.

#670

10/20/2012 Lou Rispoli, described by friends as the heart and soul of the gay community in Sunnyside, Queens, where he lived for more than 30 years, was attacked by two men with whom he was seen walking at 2 a.m. on October 20 outside 41-00 43rd Avenue. He was hit in the head with a blunt object with such force that neighbors who heard the assault but did not see it thought he had been shot

#671

10/29/2012 Two car bombings in Damascus have killed at least 10 people, Syrian state media report, on the fourth day of a supposed ceasefire. Women and children were among the victims of the two attacks in the south of the city, state TV reported.

#672

10/29/2012 Kenyan politician Shem Kwega has been killed and his wife wounded in a drive-by shooting in the western city of Kisumu. Mr Kwega was a close ally of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is running for the presidency, reports the BBC’s Karen Allen from the capital, Nairobi.

#673

10/27/2012 At least 30 people have been killed in a series of attacks around Iraq, with dozens more injured. Twin bomb attacks in Baghdad’s mainly Shia neighborhood of Sadr City on Saturday evening killed at least 13. Hours earlier, a bomb near a playground in the Bawiya neighborhood of the capital killed several people, including at least three children.

#674

11/26/2012 10 children murdered. The children were killed when a MiG fighter bombed a playground in the village of Deir al-Asafir, east of Damascus, opposition activists said. Intensive fighting has continued around the capital. Rebel fighters captured at least part of an airbase on Sunday.

#675

12/25/2012 24 murdered and still counting…Mexican security forces have found 19 bodies in mass graves in the northern state of Chihuahua. They said 11 of the bodies had been buried about two years ago in a desolate area about 40km (25 miles) southeast of Ciudad Juarez. The remaining eight victims, who had been tortured and killed only days ago, were found along a road near the town of Rosales.

#676

12/24/2012 Puerto Rican boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho has died in hospital after being taken off his life support machines, doctors have said. The former world champion was clinically brain dead after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan, on Tuesday.

#677

04/11/2011 Constable Kerr, 25, died when a booby-trap bomb exploded under his car in Omagh, County Tyrone on 2 April 2011.

#678

11/26/2012 Two police officers are killed when a “large number of gunmen” attack a Nigerian police base in the capital, Abuja, enabling five suspected robbers to escape, police say.

#679

11/25/2012 11 murdered. Suicide bombers have attacked a church inside a military barracks in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30

#680

11/23-26/2012 At least 16 people have died in the Pakistani city of Lahore after drinking what police say was toxic cough syrup. The factory producing the medicine has been sealed, and three people have been arrested, including a distributor of the medicine. The deaths occurred between Friday and Sunday. Police say they were mostly drug addicts in Shahdra town area. Cough syrup, which is sold as an over-the-counter medicine, is sometimes used by addicts to get high, police say.

#681

11/21/2012 Two Afghan security guards have been killed and three wounded in a suicide attack in a heavily-guarded area of Kabul home to foreign embassies and Nato HQ, police say.

#682

11/21/2012 At least 11 Palestinians were been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes

#683

11/03/2012 Iranian prosecutors say the death of blogger Sattar Beheshti in police custody may have been due to “excessive psychological stress”. Mr Beheshti died after being held on charges of “actions against national security on social networks”. Following his arrest on 30 October, he was handed to police for interrogation and died on 3 November.

#684

11/23/2012 A 20-year-old Palestinian was killed and nine others wounded in a clash with Israeli soldiers in the southeast Gaza Strip, testing the cease-fire.

#685

11/2012 The death toll among Palestinians from the eight days of Israeli assaults was put at 162, including at least 30 militant commanders. Six Israelis were killed by Hamas rocket fire, four of them civilians.

#686

09/04/2012 2 murdered. Police say Mallinckrodt Leandre, 27, of Monroe, New York was jumped from behind by a group of eight men and stabbed in the neck. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officers did make an arrest in another deadly stabbing that happened 30 minutes later in front of a restaurant on St. John’s Place. Police say Gabriel Hernandez, 21, is charged with murder and weapons possession. Police say he stabbed Nifredo Vera, 26, of the Bronx in the neck with scissors after the two got into a fight. This is not the first time the parade has been marred by violence.

#687

10/20/2012 baby murdered. Crystal Sanchez has the broad smile of a little girl, who many say was an angel. Family members gave Eyewitness News a photo of Sanchez, the 3-year-old who police say died under the care of her mother’s boyfriend. Police say the three-year-old was found unconscious and unresponsive at an apartment building on Longfellow Avenue in the Bronx. Her mother’s boyfriend called 911, and Crystal was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she died.

#688

11/30/2012 Three people were killed Friday morning in an attack at a community college in the state of Wyoming.

#689

11/27/2012 Police in Miami say a 13-year-old girl was shot dead in front of her younger sister and seven other children on the bus to school on Tuesday. The girl was flown to hospital where she later died. A male student has been taken into custody and a gun was also recovered at the scene in Homestead, south of Miami

#690

04/16/2011 James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, former students at the University of Sheffield, were found dead in Newtown, a crime-ridden neighborhood of Sarasota, at about 3am on Saturday.

#691

11/29/2012 Two Las Vegas parents have been charged with murder after beating their son to death last month, reportedly for failing to do his homework or reading the Bible. He was just 7 years old.

#692

12/14/2012 29 murdered. 7 adults 20 children, one suicide. @0 Year old Adam Lanza entered the school fro an attack that killed 20 children and six adult and earlier shoot his mother in the face.

#693

12/13/2012 College student Joshua Proutey, 19 was robbed and killed over 2 $5 dollar bills, a sandwich and a cell phone while walking downtown area of Wilmington, North Carolina.

#694

12/27/2012 2 murdered. Hundreds of tea plantation workers have set alight their boss’s bungalow in north-east India, burning to death the owner and his wife

#695

12/25/2012 4 murdered . one a suicide Two of the firefighters who responded to the call, Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, and Mike Chiapperini, aged 43, were shot dead in what was described as a “clear ambush” on emergency services.

#696

12/24/2012 7 murdered Attackers opened fire as police responded to reports of a traffic accident in a rural area of Michoacan state, killing four officers. Three officers and a civilian were killed in another attack in the neighbouring state of Jalisco.

#697

12/24/2012 6 murdered. Gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Yobe have shot dead at least six Christians, the army and local officials say. They say a church in Peri village near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe, was set on fire in an attack late on Christmas Eve.

#698

12/22/2012 1 murdered. A mob in Pakistan has stormed a police station and beaten to death a Muslim man accused of desecrating the Koran. The victim’s body was then set alight, according to witnesses.

#699

12/27/2012 A Muslim spiritual leader has been shot dead in the Russian Caucasus republic of North Ossetia.

#700

12/24/2012 A policewoman who shot dead a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say. The woman, believed to have mental health problems, joined the security forces using an illegally obtained Afghan identity card.