14 hurt, 4 died and a gunman killed in a series of shooting in Kansas

In a major shooting incident four died and fourteen were injured in Hesston, Kansas. The incident took place near the excel plant on Thursday.

As per Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton, the law enforcement officer who worked for the plant killed the gunman after the shooter opened fire at him.

In addition, apart from excel plant there were three more areas of crime scenes in the area where dispatchers informed they were responding to a shooting .”This is a horrible incident, There’s going to be a lot of sad people before this is all over,” Walton said.

Meanwhile an investigation is being carried out by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in order to find the actual reason behind the attack.

As per the officials, six victims were immediately taken to the Via Chrisiti St. Francis hospital in Wichita for the treatment and other four at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

According to the sources, Hesston is a community, and comprises of 3,700 residents living 35 miles north of Wichita. Excel is the company which manufactures Hustler and Big Dog mowing equipment on a big scale and was awarded the Governor’s Exporter of the Year by the Kansas Department of Commerce in 2013.

 

Sources: CNN.com, USA Today

Kunduz Police Headquarters attacked by Taliban

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Adding to the terror since the September 28 Taliban attack, fresh attacks on a police headquarters by the Taliban erupted overnight in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Tuesday.
The government forces in Afghanistan had launched a counter-offensive on Thursday, last week, as the Taliban managed to hold Kunduz through militant attacks for three days in the last week. After the counter-offensive was launched by the Afghan government’s troops, the Taliban have been largely rid off, but skirmishes in the outskirts of the city continue to happen.
The Associated Press spoke to Abu Manan, a resident, who recounted the experiences of the attack as seen by him. He told that he had witnessed a group of Taliban fighters enter the main square, they had removed the government flag and fired at the troops who had also countered, the exchange of fire continued for a period of 30 minutes after which they fled from the place.
The city of Kunduz had been stuck without proper medicine and food supply since the September 28 attack by Taliban. The deputy head of the Afghan disaster management said, on Tuesday, even after the counter-offensive happened and the Taliban have been rid off Kunduz, it is still dangerous for the food and medicine supply trucks to enter the city.
The Afghan government have been facing criticism for neglecting the warnings of the Taliban and the capture of Kunduz by the Taliban has come as a major blow to President Ashraf Ghani.

Grenade attacks on telecommunication services in J-K

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Srinagar: Unidentified assailants threw grenades into offices of Aircel and Vodafone located in the heart of Srinagar on Friday. According to NDTV, one person was injured during a second attack targeted at a mobile tower.

The assailants asked the customers and employees to vacate and close their business before throwing the grenades into the shops. According to police reports, the attack damaged the furniture and fixtures in the shop. The police have sealed off the area and have started a probe.

Telecommunication services in Jammu and Kashmir have been targeted by militants and several attacks have been reported. 50 communication towers were shut down in Sopore area of Northern Kashmir in May after threats and attacks by militant groups. However, this is the first attack incident in Srinagar.

As per the officials, terrorists are targeting telecommunication services in an attempt to prevent people from sharing information with security agencies involved with counter-insurgency.

Former J & K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Thank goodness no injuries or casualties but Mufti can’t afford to ignore this wake up call. Srinagar isn’t Sopore.”

To read more, go on: http://www.ndtv.com/srinagar-news/grenades-target-telecom-tower-and-a-showroom-in-srinagar-1200088

France launches terror probe after gas factory attack

One man has been killed and at least two other people were injured in the attack PC: theindependent.co.uk
One man has been killed and at least two other people were injured in the attack
PC: theindependent.co.uk

Paris, July 26: France has opened a terrorism investigation after an attack on a gas factory left one person decapitated. Several others were injured in the attack. The attack took place in the South-Eastern province of Isere.

It is being reported that two attackers arrived at the gates of the factory bearing banners written in Arabic and crashed their car into gas canisters which set off the  explosion. One of the attackers has been arrested.

The anti-terrorism branch of the French Police has been deployed to investigate the attack and probe links to terrorist organisations. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the attack. The Interior Minister of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, has arrived at the scene to take stock of the situation.

As of now, no terrorist group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.

The Horror Lives On

Japan: Hiroshima marks the 69th anniversary of the horrifying nuclear bomb attacks on Wednesday.  Several peace ceremonies are to be conducted throughout the day in order to pray for the souls of the victims who lost their lives in an attack that still shakes up the citizen of Japan.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui invited US President Barack Obama along with other world leaders to visit the cities that were affected during the bombings that took place in 1945. In his speech, he exclaimed his belief that once the leaders of the world would visit the A-bombed cities, they would join hands with him to eradicate the menace of the nuclear weapons.

Exactly 69 years back, during the end of the Second World War, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing an estimated 1, 40,000 people as an aftermath. After three days, Nagasaki too was bombed in a similar way, killing almost 70,000 people. It was the first and last time that a nuclear weapon was used during a war.

Though it has been a long time ever since, the horror in the minds of the survivors, their families and the citizen in general lives on, so much so that nuclear weapons are considered to be a form of evil till date.

To read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/japan-marks-69th-anniversary-hiroshima-bombing-24858379