World Briefs: Israel reopens crossing points

Israel reopens crossing points

JERUSALEM • Israel has reopened Palestinian crossing points from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, following a three-day closure put in place after last week's deadly Tel Aviv shooting.

The Israeli army yesterday said crossings were reopened overnight as planned, although "security checks are ongoing" in Yatta, the West Bank village where the two Tel Aviv attackers were from.


Extreme sportsman found dead in Alps

GRENOBLE (France) • An Italian man was found dead on Mont Blanc in the French Alps after attempting a wingsuit jump, one of the most dangerous extreme sports, mountain rescue services said yesterday.

The 33-year-old was reported missing last Saturday and found the next day, at an altitude of 2,000m, after several hours of search efforts.


Car bomb in Turkey injures nine

DIYARBAKIR (Turkey) • At least nine people were wounded, three of them critically, when a car bomb exploded yesterday in a town in eastern Turkey, security sources said.

The bomb-laden vehicle blew up in front of the courthouse in Ovacik, around 800km east of the capital Ankara, according to the sources who declined to be named. Two of the wounded were police officers, they said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe