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UK Police Detain 2 Teenagers Following Armed Attack On US Synagogue

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Hostage taker shot dead by police

American officials say they are working alongside authorities in the UK, following an armed attack by a British man on a synagogue in Texas.

UK officers have detained two teenagers in Manchester as part of the investigation.

44 year-old Malik Faisal Akram, from Blackburn, was shot dead by police after taking four people hostage.

All 4 hostages were safely released.

It's thought Akram had been calling for the release of a jailed Pakistani neuroscientist, convicted of trying to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The US Ambassador to Britain says the two countries "stand shoulder to shoulder" in their fight against anti-Semitism and terrorism.

US President, Joe Biden has condemned the attack:

 

 

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