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World News Briefing: El Paso shooter’s mother warned police – Egypt kills 17 ‘terrorists’ – 19 found hung, discarded in Mexico 

BRIEF.ME – WORLD NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update,  the mother of the El Paso shooter warned police about her son owning an “AK” firearm weeks prior to his mass shooting.

In Egypt, security forces have confirmed they have killed 17 suspected terrorists. They believe the 17 killed were linked to the weekend’s terrorist attack that killed 20 people.

Finally, organised crime gangs continue to cause chaos in Mexico. 19 bodies have been found, some hanging from a bridge and others dismembered and discarded on the road. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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EL PASO SHOOTER’S MOTHER WARNED POLICE WEEKS PRIOR TO SHOOTING

RT News reports, it has been claimed the mother of the El Paso shooter warned police weeks ago about her son owning a gun. The mother of the shooter, who killed 22 people, expressed concerns that her son was not mature enough to own an “AK” firearm. His lack of experience with firearms was also a concern for his mother.Social media post from El Paso shooter

The mother spoke to a public safety officer over her concerns but was told from the description she gave, he was allowed to legally buy the weapons. 

The shooter had only three minor incidents with the police prior to the shootings. A false burglar alarm, a minor incident on a school bus and him running away from home in 2014. 

Read the full story on RT News

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EGYPTIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL 17 ‘TERRORISTS’

France 24 reports, Egyptian security forces killed 17 suspected terrorists on Thursday. The operation killed those believed to be involved in last weekend’s deadly car blast in Cairo. They believe the 17 killed belonged to the Hasm group which is part of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Eyptian security forces kill 17 ‘terrorists’

Last weekend’s terrorist attack involved a collision between several cars, one was loaded with explosives. The car packed with explosives drove into oncoming traffic and claimed the lives of 20 people. 

The interior ministry said it has identified the driver of the car as a member of Hasm. They believe the group is “behind the preparations of the vehicle” that caused the crash.

Read the full story on France 24

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19 BODIES FOUND IN MEXICO

Aljazeera reports, police have found the bodies of 19 people in three different locations, including some that were hanging from bridges. On Thursday it was said the incident appeared to be linked to rival drug gangs operating in the area. 19 bodies found hanging in Mexico

It has been said the rival gangs are engaged in a turf war, all fighting for territorial control over the production, distribution and consumption of drugs. 

Those found hanging from the bridge had a threatening message printed on a large sheet of plastic next to them. Other bodies were found cut up and abandoned along the road. 

Mexico has seen a dramatic rise in organised crime violence in recent years. The Army was sent in to fight organised crime in 2006. However, critics say it only added to the rise in violence. Since the Army’s failed intervention, Mexico has registered over 250,000 murders and a staggering 33,755 last year- a new record. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

 

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World News Briefing: El Paso shooter’s mother warned police – Egypt kills 17 ‘terrorists’ – 19 found hung, discarded in Mexico 
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