After Dhaka, it's Serbia: Man opens fire in cafe, kills 5 including spouse

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Belgrade, July 2: Within a few hours of a terror strike in a restaurant Dhaka in Bangladesh where 26 people were killed in all, including six terrorists, five people were shot dead by a man in a cafe in northern Serbia early on Saturday (July 2).

Informing about the incident, the police said the tragedy happened when a man entered the cafe and opened fire with an automatic rifle and the dead included two women, including his wife. The attacker continued to shoot at other citizens, leaving 20 injured, the police added.


The incident happened in Zitiste town, located about 80 kilometres north of Belgrade.

The attacker, known by the initials Z.S., was arrested and a probe was launced into the incident. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, who visited the spot later, said a local TV channel that the weapon was illegal and suspected jealousy to be the motive behind the crime.

In June, 49 people were killed in Orlando in the US after a 29-year-old man opened fire in a gay nightclub before getting neutralised. The incident raised questions over the notorious gun culture in the country although debates were also held on how to protect Americans from the fangs of terrorism since the killer was reported to be a Jihadi sympathiser. 


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