ESPOO, Finland — A lone gunman dressed in black killed five people, including four in a crowded shopping mall, before returning home and taking his own life on Thursday. It was the third such massacre in Finland in about two years, and once again raised questions about gun control in a Nordic country where hunting is popular.
Police identified the killer as 43-year-old Ibrahim Shkupolli, an ethnic Albanian immigrant from Kosovo who had been living for several years in Finland.
Shkupolli killed his ex-girlfriend, a Finnish woman, at her home, and four employees of the Prisma grocery store at the Sello shopping mall in Espoo, six miles west of Helsinki, the capital.
For safety, U.N. moves some staff in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — The United Nations said Thursday that it would relocate about 20 percent of the U.N.' s international staff in Pakistan, a response to the increasingly volatile security situation in the country.
At least 11 U.N. workers have been killed in Pakistan this year, and fears of attacks have increased over the past two and a half months. More than 500 people have died in bombings after the army's offensive against militants in South Waziristan, the Pakistani Taliban's main stronghold near the Afghan border.
In Islamabad, spokeswoman Ishrat Rizvi said around 20 percent of the world body's expatriate workers will either leave Pakistan for six months or be relocated to safer areas within the country.