A Saudi Arabian police officer was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade on Tuesday in a Shia town, the interior ministry said, as deadly fighting escalated. A member of the special police emergency forces died when “a rocket-propelled grenade launched from inside the neighbourhood” and hit his patrol unit in the Almosara area of Awamiya. “Five others were injured and taken to hospital,” it said. Source Dawn
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A Frenchman who had been on France’s terror watchlist after showing signs of having been radicalized to extremist Islam has been accepted into France’s police force. The man was placed on the terror watch list in 2012 as a known radical Islamist and France’s intelligence service DGSI kept him under surveillance for a number of years after being alerted to his behaviour. Source The Local
Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday. Source Bloomberg
One of the main issues that has recently damaged relations between the two countries has been repeated statements by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, claiming that Bosnia is home to up to 10,000 Islamic extremists. Source Balkan Insight