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Upcoming rapper Doe B killed in a shooting in Alabama

Rapper Doe B and another person have been killed in a shooting that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill in the US state of Alabama, the Associated Press has reported.

Rapper Doe B and another killed in a shooting in Alabama Credit: Youtube/Lohan Pul

Police said the gunfire happened around 1am local time yesterday in the bar and grill in Montgomery, about half a mile from Alabama State University.

Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery.

They said Ms Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas - an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B - was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Large explosions on fuel barges injure three in Alabama

A series of large explosions on two natural gas barges lit up the night sky in the US state of Alabama last night injuring three people.

The explosions were captured in this amateur footage:

Firefighters arrived at the scene after the second explosion but decided to let the fires burn themselves out because the situation was deemed too unstable.

The Coast Guard said that the barges were empty and had been docked on the Mobile River for cleaning, and that a safety zone had been established a mile around the fire, Fox News reports.

Three people were hospitalised with burns but information on their conditions was not immediately available.

FBI: Alabama child hostage 'physically unharmed'

A five-year-old boy who was held captive in a bunker in the US state of Alabama for six days has been rescued after an operation by the FBI.

His captor, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, was killed during the raid. It is not yet known how he died.

FBI agent Steve Richardson said the child appears "physically unharmed" and had been taken to hospital.

He also said officers stormed the underground bunker after negotiations deteriorated with Mr Dykes and he was seen holding a gun.

Alabama stand-off ends with child safe, gunman dead

A gunman who held a five-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama has been killed and the child was plucked to safety, an FBI spokesman said today.

His rescue came on the seventh day of a stand-off involving a suspect identified as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, a Vietnam War veteran.

FBI spokesman Steve Richardson said the child "appears physically unharmed" and is being treated at a local hospital.

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