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Swiss shooting

Menznau (Switzerland), Feb. 27 (Reuters): A Swiss factory worker shot two colleagues dead and injured seven more today at a wood processing plant near the city of Lucerne, police said.

Lucerne police chief Daniel Bussmann told a news conference the 42-year-old attacker had worked at the factory in the town of Menznau, west of Lucerne, for 10 years, but said the motive for the attack was not clear.

A prosecution spokesman said the shooting took place over two to three minutes, with the dead and injured found on the factory floor, in a corridor and the site canteen.

Afghan raid

Kabul (Reuters): An Afghan police officer drugged 17 colleagues and shot them dead on Wednesday with the aid of the Taliban, police said, the latest in a series of so-called “insider”, or green-on-blue, attacks involving Afghan security forces and the Taliban.

Maldives girl

Male (AFP): A Maldives court has sentenced a 15-year-old alleged rape victim to 100 lashes and eight months under house arrest after she admitted having had pre-marital sex in a separate incident, an official said on Wednesday. During a police probe into allegations that the girl had been raped by her stepfather, investigators uncovered evidence that she had had consensual sex with another man.

Italy union

Rome (Reuters): Populist leader Beppe Grillo on Wednesday ruled out voting for any government led by the traditional parties after Italy’s inconclusive election but said his 5-Star Movement could back individual laws.