Attacker pledged allegiance to IS
Ten children were killed and 10 others critically injured after a bus fell into a ravine in a remote forest area of Dang district in India’s south Gujarat state on Saturday evening, local media the Indian Express reported. About 60 students have been rescued and admitted to local hospitals, and rescue operations are underway to find three missing students, district administration officials were quoted as saying. The accident took place between Mahal and Badripada forest area after the driver lost control of the bus carrying more than 70 students of a coaching class in Amroli area of Surat, police sources said. A man who shot dead five people and wounded 11 others at a famed Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video, a judicial source said on Saturday. The video was found in a USB key belonging to Cherif Chekatt, 29, who was shot and killed by police after a two-day manhunt in the city following the December 11 attack. The Islamic State group claimed Chekatt was one of their “fighters”, but this was dismissed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. Chekatt was buried on Saturday in Strasbourg “in strict anonymity”, the city hall said.