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Current events of
January 2, 2016
Armed conflicts and attacks
Terrorism in India
2016 Pathankot attack
Heavily armed terrorists, reportedly members of
, attack an
Indian Air Force
; three security force personnel and four of the terrorists are reported to have been killed.
Mexican Drug War
List of politicians killed in the Mexican Drug War
Gisela Mota Ocampo
, mayor of
is assassinated by gunmen at her home, less than a day after taking office.
, attributed Mota's killing to
, without citing a particular drug cartel or gang.
Militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
, including members of the
, take over and occupy the headquarters of the
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
following a peaceful rally in support of Dwight and Steve Hammond, who were convicted of arson in 2012 for setting fires on public land adjacent to their property.
Law and crime
2011–12 Saudi Arabian protests
government executes 47 people, including
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
, a prominent Shia Muslim cleric and leader of the anti-government Shia opposition group. His execution generated
negative worldwide reactions
from politicians, Muslim religious figures, and Shia people.
protesters ransack and set fire to the
, in response to the Saudi execution of
The New York Times
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