Po­lice ar­rest sus­pect 25 years af­ter crime

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ISIS launched a co­or­di­nated as­sault yes­ter­day on a nat­u­ral gas plant north of Bagh­dad that killed at least 12 peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to Iraqi of­fi­cials. The at­tack started at dawn with a sui­cide car bomber hit­ting the main gate of the plant in the town of Taji, about 20km north of Bagh­dad. Then sev­eral sui­cide bombers and mil­i­tants broke into the plant and clashed with the se­cu­rity forces, an of­fi­cial said, adding that 25 troops were wounded. A med­i­cal of­fi­cial con­firmed the ca­su­alty fig­ures. The ISIS-af­fil­i­ated Aa­maq news agency cred­ited a group of ‘Caliphate sol­diers’ for the at­tack. In a state­ment, Iraq’s Deputy Oil Min­is­ter Hamid You­nis said fire­fight­ers man­aged to con­trol and ex­tin­guish a fire caused by the ex­plo­sions. You­nis said tech­ni­cians were ex­am­in­ing the dam­age. The ISIS ter­ror group still con­trols sig­nif­i­cant ar­eas in north­ern and west­ern Iraq, in­clud­ing the sec­ond­largest city of Mo­sul. It has de­clared an Is­lamic caliphate on the ter­ri­tory it holds in Iraq and Syria. It has re­cently in­creased its at­tacks in a cam­paign that Iraqi of­fi­cials say is an at­tempt to dis­tract from their re­cent bat­tle­field losses. Since Wed­nes­day, more than 100 peo­ple have been killed in a string of bomb­ings in Bagh­dad and else­where. Po­lice in north­east­ern China say they have caught a sus­pected mur­derer who has been on the run for 25 years. The man, who is iden­ti­fied only by his sur­name, Guo, al­legedly killed six mem­bers of a fam­ily in 1991 “over a triv­ial mat­ter”, ac­cord­ing to an on­line state­ment from Shuangyashan city po­lice. The mur­ders took place in Heilongjiang prov­ince’s Raohe county, which borders Rus­sia. The state­ment said that Guo was de­tained on May 8 in China’s west­ern re­gion of Xin­jiang, along with his wife, Wang. She was de­tained on sus­pi­cion of shield­ing a crim­i­nal.

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