3 police officers shot dead in France

3 police officers shot dead in France
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2020

Three police officers have been shot dead and fourth wounded in central France, APA reports citing DWcom.

The incident took place during the night into Wednesday. 

Police officers were attempting to rescue a woman amid a domestic violence incident in a hamlet near the Saint-Just commune, French news outlet BFM TV reported.

The woman had allegedly taken refuge on the roof of a house and the house set on fire.

As police officers approached the house, they were shot by the 48-year-old male suspect, BFM TV reported. One officer died of injuries at the scene while another was wounded in the thigh and transported to hospital.

Firefighters are said to be at the scene, bringing the blaze under control.

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