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Swiss police say knife-wielding asylum seeker killed by officer

ZURICH, Oct 7 (Reuters) A 38-year-old refugee from Sri Lanka was shot and killed by Swiss police on Saturday after he charged at two other asylum seekers with knives, law enforcement officials said.

Police in the town of Brissago in Switzerland's Italian-speaking canton of Ticino said they were called to a refugee centre after a report of an altercation after midnight.

Officers say they escorted two asylum seekers into the building, where they were rushed by a man brandishing two knives.

"To guarantee the safety of all those present, a cantonal police officer fired his gun and seriously injured the aggressor," Ticino police said in a statement.

Despite first aid, the man died at the scene, the police said.

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China wants to replace US as superpower, says CIA official

21 Jul 2018 | 4:22 PM

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NY Saibaba Temple unveils major events during centennial

21 Jul 2018 | 4:11 PM

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Refugee health services on track, says UN agency

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At least 31 climbers stand atop Mt K2 in single day

At least 31 climbers stand atop Mt K2 in single day

21 Jul 2018 | 3:04 PM

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