Terrorism
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French police kill Strasbourg suspect in shootout

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/14/18, 10:52 am

French law enforcement officers on Thursday tracked down and fatally shot the terror suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting that killed four people Tuesday night. His death ended a two-day manhunt that extended across France and into neighboring Germany. Three police officers on patrol confronted 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt in the Neudorf neighborhood of Strasbourg. “The moment they tried to arrest him, he turned around and opened fire,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. Police returned fire, killing him.

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French police search for Strasbourg shooter

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/18, 11:54 am

French authorities on Wednesday continued to search for a shooting suspect who killed two people and injured up to 12 others Tuesday night near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. The suspect’s father and two brothers have been taken into custody, according to a judicial official.

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Four dead, others wounded in Strasbourg attack

by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/11/18, 05:40 pm

French officials said a shooting near the Christmas market in Strasbourg has left four people dead and close to 10 others wounded, leading to a lockdown of the European Parliament and other areas of the city on the border with Germany. Soldiers guarding the market shot and wounded the suspect, but he remains at large. Although authorities have not revealed a motive, prosecutors said they have opened a terrorism investigation.

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