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Latest update : 2013-11-18

Police launched a city-wide manhunt Monday for a gunman suspected of two shootings in the French capital, including at the left-leaning Libération daily and at the country’s financial hub. Follow events as they happened on FRANCE 24’s blog below.

 

  • On Monday morning, an assailant opened fire at the central Paris office of left-wing daily newspaper ‘Liberation’. A photographer was seriously injured.
  • Around one hour later, shots were fired at the headquarters of the Societé Générale bank in the financial district of La Defense west of Paris. A gunman briefly held a man hostage before fleeing the area.
  • Monday’s incidents came days after a shooting at the BFM – TV station on Friday.
  • French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has said security has been tightened at news organisations in Paris.

For the latest news on this unfolding story see our live blog below. Smartphone and tablet users can follow this live blog by clicking here.

 

Date created : 2013-11-18

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