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Jakarta, Oct 20 : Indonesian Police gunned down a man after he attacked security personnel with a knife on Thursday, an official said adding that the assailant later succumbed to his bullet wounds due to extreme blood loss.

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The assailant, identified by police as Sultan Azianzah, 22, was unemployed and a member of hardliner group Daulah Islam headquartered in Ciamis, West Java, said Jakarta police spokesperson Awi Setiyono, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The attacker ran out of blood due to shot wounds, two in his feet and one in his stomach,” Awi said.

Sultan was pasting an Islamic State (IS) terror group sticker in a police station in Banten province’s Tangerang city and when told to desist, he attacked the police personnel injuring at least five policemen — three of them severely.

Police later found two pipes containing explosives from the attack scene.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Cinemas, theatres, multiplexes to open with up to 50% seating capacity from Oct 15

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Swimming pools for training of sportspersons to open with SOP from Oct 15

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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