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France hunts gunman after three killed

AFP, Strasbourg
France hunts gunman after three  killed
French police officers stand guard near the scene of a shooting on Tuesday in Strasbourg, eastern France. Hundreds of security forces were deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. AFP PHOTO

Hundreds of police hunted yesterday for a gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 13, eight seriously, at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, on the French border with Germany.

The attack took place Tuesday around 8 pm (1900 GMT) in the heart of the medieval city as the market was closing, sending crowds fleeing for safety.

Much of the centre and the European parliament were on lock down through part of the night as hundreds of police and soldiers searched for the gunman who was reportedly armed with an automatic rifle and a knife.

 

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