Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 3

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LONDON -- The man shot dead by British police after he stabbed people in south London had been "recently released from prison" after serving time for terror offenses, local media reported Sunday.

BBC reported that the alleged attacker was under active police surveillance at the time of the incident, which police believe to be "Islamist-related." (UK-Terror Attack-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- Officials in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal district said a mortar shell fired from the Afghan side of the border killed at least seven people on Sunday.

Gulzar Khan, deputy superintendent of police in Bajaur, confirmed the incident to reporters in Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province. (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Mortar Attack)

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SKOPJE -- A 46-year-old police officer on duty was seriously injured when an unidentified person shot him on Sunday in the Town of Veles, 50 km south of Skopje, capital of North Macedonia.

The incident happened in front of a church near the town's cemetery during a police raid against suspected robbers. (Macedonia-Police-Injury)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Sunday reiterated its rejection of the U.S. Mideast peace deal, describing it as a "declaration of hostility" against the Palestinian people.

"The plan poses a serious threat to the rules-based international order and the foundations of international law," according to a position paper issued by the Palestine Liberation Organization's Public Diplomacy and Policy Department. (Palestine-US-Peace Plan) Enditem

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