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Man found shot in Melbourne quickly food restaurant vehicle park

Posted December 01, 2015 16:59:33

A 25-year-old man has been located shot in the car park of a rapidly meals restaurant at Broadmeadows, in Melbourne’s north.

Police said the man was left in the auto park of the outlet on Camp Road just before three:00pm.

He had a gunshot wound to his stomach and was taken to hospital.

It is believed he was shot in a nearby industrial estate on Northcorp Boulevard.

Detectives are at the scene and the armed crime squad is expected to join the investigation.

Subjects: crime, broadmeadows-3047, melbourne-3000

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Top Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci shot dead in Turkey

Posted November 29, 2015 ten:18:09

A leading Kurdish lawyer has been shot dead in south-east Turkey right after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the primarily Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, neighborhood officials say.

The unknown assailants shot at Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir, and 40 other activists as they were providing a press statement close to a mosque in the city’s Sur district, according to witnesses.

The police right away returned fire, they said.

South-east Turkey has been rocked by a new wave of unrest that has left many hundred individuals dead because a two-year-old truce in between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fell apart in July.

Elci, who had been detained in October for alleged “terrorist propaganda” on behalf of the PKK, died at the scene of gunshot wounds, hospital sources told AFP.

Diyarbakir governor’s office said that one particular policeman was also killed and two police have been injured in the shootout.

“Elci lost his life throughout clashes that erupted at the identical place,” the statement said.

A hunt for the attackers was beneath way whilst clashes had been continuing all through the Sur district, where authorities have declared a curfew, an AFP correspondent reported.

State-run Anatolia news agency claimed that members of the PKK had been behind the incident, while the Dogan news agency, quoting witnesses, stated a bearded man had opened fire on the group.

In video footage released by Dogan, a man hiding behind the minaret of the mosque is seen shooting at Elci, 49.

Considering that June there have been three deadly attacks on pro-Kurdish activists blamed on the Islamic State (IS), like the October 10 suicide bombings at a peace rally in Ankara that killed 103.

Speaking right after the incident in western Balikesir province, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated he was saddened by the death of Elci.

“This incident shows how Turkey is proper in its determination in the fight against terrorism,” he stated.

Elci was released pending his trial more than an interview in which he mentioned the PKK, which has killed dozens of Turkish soldiers since the resumption of hostilities, was not a terrorist organisation.

“The PKK is a political movement which has critical political demands and which enjoys widespread help, even if some of its actions are of a terrorist nature,” he had told CNN Turk tv, sparking anger.

He had risked up to seven years in prison.

The separatist PKK, which launched an uprising against the Turkish state in 1984, is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, Australia, the United States, the European Union and a number of other countries.

The government began peace talks in 2012 with the imprisoned head of the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, but the negotiations fell via in the run-up to the basic election in June.

Ankara unleashed a new air war against PKK rebels following a wave of attacks blamed on the group, destroying a 2013 truce and hopes of fresh talks to finish a conflict that has claimed 45,000 lives since 1984.

Since then, Kurdish fighters have staged nearly daily attacks against members of the safety forces, killing much more than 150 Turkish police and soldiers.

Kurds accuse his government of collaborating with the IS group, but Ankara denies the charges and has lately stepped up raids against IS suspects.

Crowds gather in the streets of Diyarbakir. Photo: Folks collect outdoors a hospital morgue right after Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci was killed. (AFP: Ilyas Akengin)

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Afghan army launches rescue bid after helicopter reported shot down

Posted November 26, 2015 09:03:57

The Afghan army has launched an operation to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban right after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, as the private firm operating the aircraft stated it was shot down.

The Taliban killed 3 of these on board — two Afghans and a foreigner — in an initial fire fight and took the rest captive after the crash on Tuesday, the Afghan defence ministry stated in a statement.

The 21 men and women on board included two Moldovan pilots and a Moldovan engineer, the country’s acting prime minister Gheorghe Brega told reporters in Chisinau.

He did not specify if the three have been dead or captured, but the Afghan defence ministry mentioned two foreigners were being held along with an unspecified number of Afghan soldiers.

The helicopter came down in the Pashtun Kot district of Faryab province, an area partly controlled by the militants.

The MI-17 was privately owned by the Valan ICC firm in Moldova, according to Mr Brega, and had been chartered by the Afghan army.

It created an emergency landing “due to technical causes” near Maimana, the capital of Faryab province, the defence ministry statement mentioned.

“Later they encountered battle with the enemy. As a outcome, two army soldiers and a single foreign national had been killed and 18 other folks on board arrested by armed opponents of the government,” it mentioned, with out specifying whether all the Afghans on board had been soldiers.

Even so Valan ICC mentioned in a statement its helicopter had been shot down.

“A distress signal from the crew was received. It informed the client that the helicopter had been attacked, that it had been shot and therefore went down and burned. There was an emergency landing,” organization chief Alexander Zagrebelny said in a statement.

Mr Zagrebelny stated the helicopter and its three crew had been transporting 18 Afghan safety force members at the request of the US State Department.

He denied there had been any technical difficulty.

“This is a virtually new helicopter in best condition,” he stated.

The Taliban, in a statement on their website on Wednesday, stated they had shot the helicopter down.

Moldova seeks US aid

The insurgents fought off an initial attempt on Tuesday by the Afghan army to rescue the surviving hostages, the ministry said. It mentioned a fresh attempt was launched on Wednesday but gave no immediate information.

The Taliban mentioned they had killed five folks and had been holding a further 15, and made no mention of any foreign hostages.

They stated the captives had “been taken to secure regions and are becoming investigated”.

Moldova does not have a diplomatic mission in the war-torn nation and its foreign ministry requested assistance from the United Nations, whilst Brega said his country had appealed to the US for support.

The US-led NATO coalition, which has 13,000 foreign troops in the country, has not yet commented on the incident.

Faryab province has in current months been the scene of bitter fighting among Afghan troops and police and Islamist insurgents, who are increasingly active in the north.

In late September the Taliban temporarily seized manage of the provincial capital of Kunduz — the very first time the group had taken handle of a main city since becoming toppled from power in 2001.

Galvanised by the short conquest, they launched assaults on other cities like Maimana, but had been pushed back by heavily armed local residents although regional security forces reportedly abandoned their posts.

The Taliban have in the previous shot down several military helicopters with little-arms fire.

In October a US F-16 was struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, in a rare case of an advanced jet fighter coming beneath a Taliban-claimed attack.

AFP

Subjects: government-and-politics, unrest-conflict-and-war, afghanistan

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