11 militants linked to Dhaka cafe attack killed
DHAKA • Bangladeshi security forces yesterday killed 11 members of a militant group blamed for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, mostly foreigners. The militants, believed to be members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, were killed in three raids on hideouts on the outskirts of the capital, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told reporters.
German police on hunt for potential bomber
BERLIN• Police yesterday launched a huge manhunt in the east German town of Chemnitz for a suspect believed to have been planning a bomb attack.
Residents were told to stay in their homes during the operation which followed a tip-off from domestic intelligence. An explosion had been heard in the town.
Germany has been on edge after suffering two attacks claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in July - an axe rampage on a train in Wuerzburg that injured five and a suicide bombing in Ansbach that left 15 wounded.
Creepy clown craze spreads to Australia
MELBOURNE • Police in the state of Victoria have warned that they will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour after reports the American clown craze has spread to Australia.
Police did not reveal where clowns have been sighted in Melbourne but have warned that anti-social behaviour will be investigated, said the Australian Associated Press.
"The clown purge appears to be a copycat of incidents being seen in the USA recently," a Victoria police statement said.
There have been recent reports of creepy clown sightings across the United States.