South Asia and Beyond

Texas Synagogue Hostage Taker Killed

Police in the city of Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas shot dead a man who had taken four Jewish hostages in a synagogue and threatened to kill them unless his sister Aafia Siddqui was released. Siddiqui is a Pakistani-American neuroscientist who is serving an 86-year sentence for terrorism. Her lawyers later said the hostage taker was not not related to Aafia.

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