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Man shoots dead 5, injures 20 in Serbian cafe: police
File picture shows Serbian police at a crime scene in the capital BelgradeBelgrade (AFP) - A man shot dead five people, including his wife, and injured another 20 in a cafe in northern Serbia early on Saturday, police said.

Bangladesh commandos end hostage siege, kill six gunmen
Bangladeshi army soldiers patrol a street during a rescue operation at a Dhaka restaurantBangladesh commandos ended a hostage siege Saturday by storming a cafe where dozens of diners had been held captive by Islamist extremists and shot dead six of the heavily armed gunmen. Officials said 13 hostages had been rescued after members of an elite force took control of the cafe in the capital Dhaka's upmarket Gulshan quarter but there was also an unknown number of civilian casualties. As the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack at the start of the Eid holiday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she was determined to eradicate militancy in the mainly Muslim nation.

New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan 'occupation' in first message
"Admit the realities instead of useless use of force and muscle show and put an end to the occupation," new Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada said in a speechNew Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada on Saturday called on the US to end its "occupation" of Afghanistan in his first message since been appointed the militant group's supreme leader in May. "Admit the realities instead of useless use of force and muscle show and put an end to the occupation," Akhundzada said in a speech on the eve of Eid-al-Fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. "Our message to the American invaders and her allies is this: the Afghan Muslim people neither fear from your force nor your stratagem.

Police kill 6 militants, rescue 13 hostages in Dhaka attack
Bangladeshi soldiers come out of an area housing a restaurant popular with foreigners after heavily armed militants attacked it on Friday night and took dozens of hostages, in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadis activity online. (AP Photo)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff. Seven Japanese are unaccounted for.

5 killed, 20 injured in cafe shooting in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A gunman killed five people and injured at least 20 others early Saturday when he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a cafe in northern Serbia, police said. The suspect was arrested.