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One dead and several injured after shots fired in Strasbourg

An Unknown, opened on Tuesday evening at the Strasbourg Christmas market is the fire, and at least one of the people killed. A further ten had been injured in the firearms incident, informed the Prefecture of the département of Bas-Rhin. The offender was a fugitive, the police have taken up the pursuit. The authorities believe that a terrorist Background.

France's interior Ministry said it was a "serious security incident" and called on the residents to stay at home. A similar appeal had previously published in Strasbourg Deputy-mayor Alain Fontanel.

the European Parliament on lockdown

the reasons behind the shooting were not. The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. He attracts a lot of visitors in the Alsatian city.

After the shots at the Christmas market, the police sealed off the building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as an AFP told reporters. There will be plenary this week's meetings of the Parliament, hundreds of MPs and their staff to keep in the city. Because of the police Cordon, parliamentarians, staff and journalists could not leave the building in the evening. (sep/AFP/sda)

Created: 11.12.2018, 20:41 PM

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