4 people held hostage in Texas, demand to release Pakistani scientist;

The hostage-taker has demanded the release of Pakistani scientist Afiya Siddiqui

4 people held hostage in Texas, demand to release Pakistani scientist;
4 people held hostage in Texas, demand to release Pakistani scientist;

Four people have been taken hostage in Texas, USA. The miscreants left one of the people held hostage in the Synagogue, the religious place of the Jews. Let us tell you that the hostage-taker has demanded the release of Pakistani scientist Afiya Siddiqui, who is in jail for trying to kill a US Army officer.

The person who took the hostage has described himself as Afiya Siddiqui's brother. However, Afiya's brother has denied this. He also appeared in front of the media. US President Joe Biden has been informed in detail and efforts are being made to free the hostages.

Harold Gernsbacher, president of the Secure Community Network, which is responsible for protecting Jewish organizations in the US, said the hostages were safe. Police surrounded the Congregation Beth Israel and evacuated people from the surrounding area. FBI negotiators are also at the scene and SWAT trucks have reached the area.

Attacks on American sites by Islamic extremists have decreased in recent years. The most recent was in December 2019, when a gunman affiliated with the Yemen branch of al-Qaeda killed three people at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.