Officials said the soldier was angry over a financial dispute, first killing two people on a military base and then went on a far bloodier rampage, shooting as he drove to a mall where shoppers fled in terror.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to fighting in northwestern Syria, where hundreds of combatants reportedly died this week as regime forces advanced on a rebel-held town.
Britons looked for answers following Friday's deadly attack as national politicians sought to pin the blame elsewhere for what was obviously a breakdown in the security system.
Three people were wounded in a stabbing in one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, police say.
The Syrian regime killed at least 186 children in chemical attacks, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said. Another 305 children died of malnutrition and medicine shortages in the areas besieged by the regime.
President Muhammadu Buhari met his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa and stressed the importance of avoiding a repeat of attacks against foreigners that occurred in the country.
Four French police officers were stabbed to death by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters. The perpetrator was shot to death while the attack is believed to have begun as a workplace row.
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Police said the stabbing victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries and were investigating the discovery of a women's body in a nearby apartment that appeared to have stabbing wounds.
The United Nations says since last year, the number of attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian-owned olive trees has increased three-folds.
There is no claim of responsibility in the latest attack that follows a string of assaults, mostly carried out by the Taliban, across Afghanistan since Friday, killing hundreds of people, including civilians and security personnel.
Israeli aircraft have launched air strikes on at least 12 different locations across Gaza.
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