For the second time in a week, ISIS kills a foreign national in Bangladesh as authorities implement damage control. This as police in Australia say the shooting in Sydney was also related to ISIS. Plus the haze in Southeast Asia might be dropping, but things are still incredibly bad.
ISIS linked to second Bangladesh murder, government in damage control mode
Days after the Islamic State was linked to the murder of an Italian national out for a jog in Dhaka, the terrorist group has laid claim to another murder. This weekend, Hoshi Kunio was shot in Kaunia town in Rangpur on Saturday.
SITE Intelligence Group, a US monitoring organization linked the deadly act to ISIS, after the group claimed responsibility on Twitter. As mentioned previously, western intelligence organizations has linked both murders to the Islamic State, while Bangladesh authorities refute the notions.
Sydney shooting linked to terror
Friday afternoon, a civilian police employee was killed outside a Sydney police station. The perpetrator shot Curtis Cheng, a 58-year-old long-time employee in the finance department. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told the media a "deliberately, targeted attack" was carried out in which Cheng was murdered at close range while leaving police headquarters on Charles Street in Parramatta. The gunman shot the employee with a single bullet, his motive is currently unknown.
Haze cancels marathon and school in Malaysia
NASA has warned that the extended dry season may make things worse for the haze that’s enveloped the region, noting it could become one of the worst situations on record. As a result, authorities in Kuala Lumpur canceled one of its premiere marathons and ordered schools to close.
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