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60 Killed in Iraq Car Bomb Wave

Militants enter university, take hostages

(Newser) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital today, killing scores of people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said. Reuters puts the number dead at more than 60. The attacks... More »

'Only Clues' About US Mom Held in Afghanistan Emerge

Family goes public with videos after Bergdahl release

(Newser) - The release of Bowe Bergdahl has the parents of two others held hostage in Afghanistan going public with videos of the couple asking for help. American Caitlan Coleman and Canadian husband Joshua Boyle disappeared while on vacation in Afghanistan 20 months ago. Coleman was pregnant at the time. Then, in... More »

Families Hold Airline Workers Hostage Over Flight 370

Angry relatives stage sit-in protest at Malaysian embassy in Beijing

(Newser) - A briefing about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 became a hostage crisis yesterday when Chinese family members refused to let airline workers leave a Beijing hotel, NBC News reports. About 200 relatives of missing jet passengers took 10 workers hostage for nearly 11 hours at the Lido Hotel, expressing their "... More »

Cops Find 'Sea of People' Held Hostage in Texas Home

Smugglers held more than 100 inside squalid Houston 'stash house'

(Newser) - Police staking out a squalid Houston home have uncovered the city's largest stash house in recent years, and it's pretty grim: The building was covered in human waste, had no hot water, and just one partially-working toilet for the more than 100 people held hostage inside. After a... More »

Hostage Killed in Louisiana Bank Standoff

Gunman killed after shooting 2 hostages

(Newser) - A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. During negotiations with law enforcement yesterday, the suspect—identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed—said he was going to kill the... More »

Florida Shooting Spree Began With Tenant Dispute

Gunman shot husband-and-wife managers first

(Newser) - A few more details are filling in on the shooting at a Florida apartment complex that left seven people dead , including the gunman. It began about 6:30pm yesterday in Hialeah when the building's husband-and-wife managers went to talk to a tenant about a complaint against him, reports the... More »

Florida Gunman Kills 6 at Apartment Complex

Police kill him in shootout near Miami

(Newser) - A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early today following an hours-long standoff, police said. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez says police got a call around 6:30pm yesterday that shots had been... More »

Nigeria Militants Kill 7 Foreign Hostages

Islamist group kidnapped them last month

(Newser) - European leaders confirmed today that Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed seven foreign hostages, the worst such violence there in decades, the AP reports. Nigerian officials have kept quiet since the guerrilla splinter group Ansaru released a video saying it killed the workers, who were kidnapped Feb. 16 from a... More »

Algeria Gas-Plant Survivor Tells of Harrowing Escape

Liviu Floria, seven others wandered through the desert for hours

(Newser) - Liviu Floria began his shift at the In Amenas plant last Wednesday expecting a day like any other, but the Romanian gas worker would within days find himself wandering through the desert with seven co-workers, desperate to escape the Algerian militants who had seized the facility, reports the New York ... More »

'Numerous' Bodies Found at Algerian Gas Plant

Officials demining facility today find new bodies they say are unidentifiable

(Newser) - Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies today as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote... More »

It's Over: 7 Hostages Killed in Final Raid

Algeria storms gas plant to end siege

(Newser) - The Algerian hostage standoff appears to be over after four days, but the end came with more bloodshed: The government says kidnappers executed seven hostages during this morning's "final assault." That brings the death toll to at least 32 "terrorists" and 23 hostages, including one American... More »

1 American Dead in Algeria Standoff

2 others may still be in captivity

(Newser) - At least one American is among the dead in the Algerian hostage standoff, reports AP . It identifies him as Texas resident Frederick Buttaccio and says US officials recovered his remains from the sprawling gas complex today. NBC News say he was one of five Americans at the plant: Two others... More »

Algerian Militants Tell US to Free 2 Jailed Terrorists

Report says they will free US hostages in return

(Newser) - A day after Algeria said it had wrapped up its mission to free hostages held by militants at a desert gas facility, the situation remains anything but wrapped up. By most accounts, dozens of hostages are still being held, with an unspecified number of Americans among them. Some developments:
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Algerian Hostage Raid Over —Casualties Still Unclear

Government confirms some hostages are dead

(Newser) - Algeria says its mission to free about 40 foreign hostages—including Americans—is now over, but there's still no clear information about how many of the captives survived, reports AP . The Algerian government confirms that some hostages were killed in the raid on a gas facility in the desert,... More »

Americans Taken Hostage in Algerian Attack

Seven believed to be among 41 taken at BP gas field

(Newser) - Americans were among the foreigners taken hostage today in an attack on a BP natural gas field in Algeria, US officials have confirmed. An al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for France's incursion into Mali, Reuters reports. The militants are still occupying the... More »

LAPD Busts 3 in Nordstrom Robbery, Hostage-Taking

14 employees were held last week

(Newser) - Two men and one woman were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of holding 14 employees hostage at a Los Angeles-area Nordstrom Rack last week, the LA Times reports. The incident started late Thursday and lasted about four and a half hours; the employees were taken captive while suspects robbed... More »

4 Dead in Aurora, Colorado, After Shooting

Gunman killed three inside home, say police

(Newser) - Another shooting with multiple fatalities in Aurora, Colorado : Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, after an hours-long standoff. Details are still filling in, but the Denver Post and the AP report:
  • The gunman killed two men and a woman inside a townhouse in the Denver suburb. Another
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German Gunman Kills Self, 4 Others

Took hostages as girlfriend was being evicted

(Newser) - A heavily armed man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment today killed four people, including the new owner and a court bailiff who were shot execution style, before turning a shotgun on himself, German authorities said. A commando team stormed the apartment in the southern German city of... More »

18 Taliban Hostages Freed as Siege Continues

Likely many more captives in Kabul hotel

(Newser) - Afghan police have freed 18 hostages and killed two Taliban gunmen who stormed a popular lakeside hotel in Kabul tonight, Reuters reports. But the siege continues and the militants are still holding more captives, and have reportedly killed a hotel guard, officials warned. "Two terrorists have been killed, and... More »

Toulouse Gunman in Custody

All 4 hostages believed to be safe

(Newser) - A self-proclaimed al-Qaeda member has been detained after taking several people hostage in a Toulouse bank today, the BBC reports. The gunman fired a shot after first demanding money; he later released two of his four hostages. French media reported he was in custody after more gunfire was heard; the... More »

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