There has been a major incident in Strasbourg, with a shooting having left three people dead and eleven more injured, in what looks like a terror attack.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has said that the country is raising its terror alert level.
Strasbourg Christmas market shooting:
-3 people dead and 6 seriously injured, says France’s interior minister
-Shooter is still at large and 350 security officers deployed for search
-France is raising its terror alert levelhttps://t.co/KtbCMo2w3o
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The gunman is now on the run, according to police.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 11, 2018
The attack took place near Strasbourg’s Christmas market.
Strasbourg shootings took place near but not in city’s iconic Christmas market, which has been target of terrorists in the past.
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) December 11, 2018
Residents are beign told to stay at home and that there is a “serious security event” ongoing.
#Strasbourg update: 1 dead and 6 injured. Residents being told by city’s mayor and Interior Ministry to stay at home in what is being called a “serious security event”. Details of the shooting still very unclear.
— Andrew Connell (@andrewiconnell) December 11, 2018