Gunmen open fire in French city

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Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Gunmen have fired automatic weapons in the southern French city of Marseille on the same day as a planned visit by the prime minister, police said.

Riot police have blocked off the Castellane housing project in northern Marseille following the incident, a police official said. The area is rife with drug gangs and violence.

Samia Ghali, a senator from the region, said that she spoke with the police director and was told that the gunmen were targeting police and also firing at random.

French prime minister Manuel Valls was due in Marseille, France’s second-largest city, today to talk about security and education.

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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