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February 9, 2015 10:13 am

French Authorities Seal Off Marseille Neighborhood After Gunmen Open Fire at Police

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French police sealed off a housing estate in Marseille after a shooting believed to be related to a drug crime. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Yahoo/Reuters – French police sealed off a housing estate in Marseille on Monday after hooded gunmen opened fire on a police car with Kalashnikov rifles in what a senior local official suggested was an incident related to drug crime.

France has been on high alert following Islamist attacks in Paris last month that killed 17 people. Last week, two soldiers protecting a Jewish organization and radio station were wounded in a knife attack in the city of Nice.

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