#AceWorldNews – FLORIDA:Dec.22 – A police officer has been fatally shot in the south-eastern state of Florida, only a day after two New York police officers were gunned down in an apparent act of revenge Tampa Bay News reported.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Sunday that the shooting occurred around 3 am in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of  the city of Tampa, and that a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr.,was taken into custody on a charge of first-degree murder.The Tarpon Springs Police Department identified the shooting victim as 45-year-old Charles Kondek.

Kondek, originally from New York, was a 17-year veteran of the local police department, and had previously served on the New York City Police Department for more than five years.

Authorities said Kondek was responding to a call shortly after 2 am when he was shot by an unnamed suspect.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle but was arrested after he crashed into a pole and another vehicle in the Tampa Bay-area.



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#AceWorldNews – BAHRAIN:Dec.09 – One policeman was killed in a “terrorist” attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, AFP reported, citing officials of the Interior Ministry.

Foreign Minister Khalid al-Khalifa blamed Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah for the attack that occurred Monday night in Damistan, southwest of the capital Manama.

It was the first fatal attack on the security forces since parliamentary elections in November, boycotted by the main Shiite opposition.


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#Bahrain :`Court sentences a `Shiite Protester to Death’ & Jails Six Others for Life’ for killing a Policeman’

#AceWorldNews says that a court in Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced a Shiite protester to death and jailed six others for life after they were convicted of killing a policeman a year ago, AFP reported.

Two others were sentenced to five and six years in prison respectively on similar charges.

Police officer, Mohammad Atef, died on February 14, 2013, after he was hit by a petrol bomb during clashes with protesters in a village near the capital.

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#Bangkok : ” Thai Policeman Shot Dead as Clashes with Protesters continue during `Raid’ to reclaim `Besieged’ Government Building”

#AceWorldNews says that a Thai policeman was shot dead as security forces clashed with protesters during a raid to reclaim besieged government buildings in Bangkok Tuesday.

“One policeman was shot dead and four injured,” Police Lieutenant General Prawut Thavornsiri told AFP. One of the casualties was seriously injured by shrapnel from a blast.

A total of 44 people were hurt, according to the city’s Erawan emergency medical centre.

Demonstrators rejected a police demand to leave the area around the prime minister’s offices within one hour.

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#Bahrain : `Unrest as People Die During Protest Marking Third Anniversary of Countries Uprising’

#AceWorldNews says a policeman in Bahrain has died of wounds sustained during a bomb blast at a protest marking the third anniversary of the country’s uprising, the interior minister said Saturday morning.

The two servicemen were initially hurt when an explosion hit a bus carrying them in the coastal village in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second-largest island.

Another three policemen were injured by an explosion near the village of Dih, while 38 demonstrators were injured in clashes.
The demonstrations were commemorating the 2011 unrest demanding more rights and an end to discrimination against the majority Shia community in the Sunni kingdom.

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