'Terror' at Christmas market

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  • Source: Daily Mail
  • 12/12/2018

'Terror' at Christmas market

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  • Source: Daily Mail
  • 12/12/2018

At least three people were killed and 13 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, northeastern France on Tuesday evening.

Police identified the gunman as Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born 29-year-old who has a criminal record and is a designated 'threat to the state' on the security services' watchlist. 

A manhunt is now underway for Chekatt, who managed to flee the scene in a hijacked taxi after being wounded in a shootout with soldiers, and President Emmanuel Macron has raised France's terror level.

The carnage unfolded just after 8pm local time outside the historic Christmas market in Strasbourg's central square, Place Kleber, one of the busiest areas in the city, which is also home to the European Parliament.


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