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Pakistani Police opens fire at teen for taking selfies with a toy gun


Islamabad: A teenager taking selfies with a toy gun was shot dead by police personnel who suspected him to be a robber in Pakistan’s Punjab province, media reported on Tuesday.

Farhan, 15, was taking selfies with the toy gun, along with a friend in Faisalabad city on Monday, when police mistook him to be a criminal and opened fire at him without any warning, reported Geo News.

Police personnel in the area took the injured teenager to a hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. Farhan’s friend escaped unhurt.

Police officials later discovered that the gun was in fact a toy. The police official who opened fire on the teenager has been taken into custody.


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Amatrice (Italy), April 18, 2017: The Mayor of Amatrice has attacked people who pose for selfies on the quake-stricken central Italian mountainside town’s ruined buildings.

“I invite people to come here to experience our mountains and scenery which are amazing. But no one should come here to take selfies on the rubble,” Sergio Pirozzi told Italy’s TG3 news bulletin.

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“If they do, I’ll get rather furious.

“Today I caught someone taking a selfie and told him to clear off in no uncertain terms,” he added.

The medieval town’s historic centre was flattened by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake last August that killed 300 people in mountainous central Italy, 238 of them in Amatrice. -(IANS)