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Sudan Military Open Fire on Protestors, Killing 13 and Injuring Over 100

Date of Occurrence: 3rd June 2019 Location: Khartoum, Sudan Event: Shooting Fatalities: 13 Injuries/Displaced: 116

An ongoing Sudanese military raid against a sit-in in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum has resulted in the deaths of at least 13 and 116 injured. After a weeks long standoff between protestors and the military over transitional power in the wake of Omar al-Bashirs removal, military forces besieged the camp that was the focal point of demonstrations using tear gas and live ammunition. Heavy gunfire and explosions could be heard throughout the morning. Reports allege security forces chased down and shot protestors fleeing into a hospital compound. Witnesses report the attackers throwing bodies into the Nile river. Protests have spread to other cities in response.

Source

Washington Post

Al Jazeera

BBC

Explosion at Russian Bomb Factory Injures at least 79

Date of Occurrence: 1st June 2019 Location: Dzerzhinsk, Russia Event: Industrial Accident Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 79

A blast occurred in a Dzerzhinsk factory that produces and stores bombs for the Russian military, injuring at least 79 people. Most injuries were caused by flying glass from the large shockwave. 180 nearby homes were also damaged

 

Source

BBC

NY Times

RFERL

12 Killed in Shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center

Date of Occurrence: 31st May 2019 Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia Event: Shooting Fatalities: 12 Injuries/Displaced: 4

An employee at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center opened fire on colleagues, killing at least 12 and injuring 4. The gunman went through all 3 floors of the building before being killed in a shootout with police.

The attack occurred at the public works and planning offices on the Municipal Center campus, housing many city agencies. Security measures at City Hall were recently beefed up, but not all municipal buildings follow the same standards.

 

Source

Virginia Pilot

CNN

NY Times