3 Killed In French Christmas Market Attack – World News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

World News

3 Killed In French Christmas Market Attack

Published

on

3 Killed In French Christmas Market Attack

France has suffered another attack when a gunman killed three persons and wounded a dozen others at a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg. A manhunt began in earnest in northeastern France early on Wednesday.

The country has raised its security threat to the highest alert level. As police searched for the suspect, German police also tightened border controls across the Rhine river.

READ:  China Opens Airshow With Big Jet Model, Fighter Jet Flypasts

Police say the suspect, twenty-nine-year-old Strasbourg-born Cherif Chekatt, was known to the intelligence services as a potential security risk.

Deputy interior minister Laurent Nunez said Chekatt might have fled from France even though he might have been injured by security forces.

READ:  130 Demonstrators Injured In France After Violent Protests Against High Cost Of Living

The deputy minister also said the suspect had a police record and had been in jail several times, as recently as the end of 2015.

Interior minister Christophe Castaner said the gunman exchanged shots with security forces twice as he escaped.

READ:  Japanese Footballer Honda Founds Venture Fund With Will Smith

The Paris prosecutor said the motive for the attack was not known. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the U.S.-based site intelligence group, which monitors jihadist websites, said Islamic state supporters were celebrating.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

World News

Mexico: Death Toll Rises To 73 In Fuel Pipeline Explosion

Published

on

By

Mexico: Death Toll Rises To 73 In Fuel Pipeline Explosion

The number of people killed in the fuel pipeline explosion that happened on Saturday in Hidalgo, Mexico has risen to 73 while 74 others are severely injured.

Having spent an estimated $3 billion in 2017 in highly publicized war on fuel theft, Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed on Saturday to redouble efforts in his fight against an epidemic of fuel theft that caused the explosion.

 

“We have to continue with the plan to end fuel theft,” “We will not stop. We will eradicate this.” The president said during a news conference later at the presidential palace in Mexico City.

The government’s strategy has included diverting fuel from the pipelines most heavily targeted by criminal gangs, and transporting it by truck. But the logistical changes have slowed deliveries across the country, causing shortages and long lines at service stations.

READ:  Analyst Expects Unsuccessful Yemen Peace Meeting
Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Regional Economic Summit Lebanon Overshadowed By Divisions

Published

on

By

Regional Economic Summit Lebanon Overshadowed By Division

A Regional Economic Summit Lebanon is preparing to host this weekend has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria’s future and efforts to contain Iran.

Many heads of state now say they will stay away.

The Emirs of Qatar and Kuwait will not attend, Egypt is planning to send the prime minister rather than the president, while the Palestinian authority president has said he will be in New York.

READ:  Melania Trump's Parents Are Sworn In As US Citizens

The snub seems to be a message to Iran, whose allies, including Hezbollah, hold power in Lebanon and support the Syrian government.

Iran’s allies saw the talks as an opportunity to bring Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad back into the Arab fold.  They were hoping an Arab league foreign minister-level meeting before the summit would provide a chance to hold a vote on Syria’s reinstatement to the regional body.

READ:  130 Demonstrators Injured In France After Violent Protests Against High Cost Of Living

The Arab league suspended Syria’s membership in 2011 and imposed economic sanctions over its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters before the country descended into civil war. Some countries withdrew their ambassadors.

READ:  Chinese Chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup To Buy France's Linxens For $2.6 Billion

Continue Reading

World News

Colombia: 11 Killed, 65 Injured In A Car Bomb

Published

on

By

Colombia: 11 Killed, 65 Injured In A Car Bomb

Colombian officials say 11 persons were killed and 65 others were injured after a car bomb detonated in the capital Bogota.

A high-ranking police official disclosed that the explosion appeared to be the result of a suicide attack.

READ:  New Prime Minister Sworn In To Lead Populist Italian Government

Police said the driver rammed the vehicle into the grounds of a police academy at full speed and ignored calls to stop.  The driver is presumed to have died in the blast, but it is unclear if authorities are counting the attacker in the death toll.

READ:  French Investigate Wherabouts Of Interpol Chief After Wife Reports Him Missing

President Ivan Du-Kay has condemned the attack as terrorism and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.  He has also declared a three-day mourning period.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: