In Brief: 4 die in Canadian school shooting

4 die in Canadian school shooting

VANCOUVER • Four people were killed in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday, and a male suspect was apprehended, police said, in Canada's worst school violence in years.

Officials have not given a motivation for the shooting that also injured several people in La Loche, an impoverished community about 600km north of the city of Saskatoon.

The town's acting mayor, Mr Kevin Janvier, said police told him that the gunman first shot two of his siblings at home and then made his way to the school.

REUTERS


Pakistan arrests five over campus attack

ISLAMABAD • Pakistani security agencies have arrested five men accused of helping organise Wednesday's attack on a university in the country's troubled north-west that killed 21 people, the military announced yesterday.

The assault on Bacha Khan university campus in Charsadda by four armed assailants was later claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taleban.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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