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Alabama hostage siege ends

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 has said.

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Report: Man dies following US school bus shooting

The Associated Press is reporting that the US school bus driver who was shot earlier today in Dale County, Alabama has since died.

Authorities say a gunman boarded the school bus, shot the driver and then fled with a six-year-old passenger.

It is understood the gunman has taken the child to an area behind a nearby church and police officers are continuing to negotiate with him.

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