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Date: Mar 22, 2019

A suspected gunman arrested for killing three people on a Dutch tram this week is believed to have acted with terrorist intent, and authorities are also investigating whether he had other personal motives, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Prosecutors said they believe the suspect, 37-year-old Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, acted alone in the shooting in the city of Utrecht, but the investigation is still ongoing.

“We are investigating whether the suspect acted solely from a terrorist motive, or whether his actions came out of personal problems in combination with a radicalised ideology,” the prosecutors said in a statement.

Read more: Reuters

Six people were killed Friday after a car drove into a crowd in central China's Hubei province.

The incident occurred around 6 a.m. local time in Zaoyang city.
Seven other people were hospitalized in what police described as a "malicious car incident," according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Following the crash, police shot dead the driver of the car, CCTV reported.

Read more: CNN

Two United States service members were killed during a joint operation with Afghan forces in northern Afghanistan on Friday, bringing to four the American combat deaths in Afghanistan so far this year, Afghan and American officials said.

A spokeswoman for the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed the two deaths in a brief statement, but it did not release any details of the attack.

“The incident is under investigation and we have no additional information to provide,” said the spokeswoman, Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson.

Read more: New York Times

Cesar Sayoc, the South Florida man charged with sending mail bombs to prominent Democrats, pleads guilty to criminal charges at a change of plea hearing Thursday afternoon.

Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York.

“I’m truly sorry,” he said.

He faces the possibility of a life sentence on 65 criminal counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill.

Read more: CBS Miami