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Gunman killed in rare Iceland police shooting

A rarity: police kill gunman in Iceland

Police in Iceland said Monday that they shot and killed a gunman — the first time in the nation's modern history that armed police killed someone. Iceland has a population of about 320,000 and a low crime rate. Police said officers were called to an apartment in the Reykjavik suburb of Arbaer after a man fired a shotgun from inside. Two police officers, who were not armed, were shot at while trying to enter the gunman's apartment. A special armed unit then entered and shot the man. His motives were unclear.

BY THE NUMBERS

20

Percent of Africa's elephants that could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to a report Monday by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

22,000

Elephants illegally killed across Africa in 2012

500,000

Current elephant population in Africa

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