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3 Dead in Christmas Market Terror Attack

In what has begun to occur with tragic regularity, Christmas shoppers and revelers were cut down by a terrorist gunman in Strasbourg, France. The Times of Israel reports that three people are dead, while more than a dozen were wounded as the radicalized shooter shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he gunned them down:

The gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Strasbourg cried the Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Greatest”) as he opened fire, France’s anti-terror prosecutor Remy Heitz told a news conference Wednesday, citing witnesses...

Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the large and ongoing investigation.

Hundreds of police and soldiers hunted for the extremist suspect that they believe sprayed gunfire near one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets the night before, killing three and wounding at least 13 in the eastern city of Strasbourg and putting the whole country on edge anew...

A terrorism investigation was opened. Nunez said eight of the injured are in serious condition, and the city mayor said some had head wounds.

Witnesses described shots and screams after the gunman opened fire around the Christmas market Tuesday evening in a city that’s home to the European Parliament and considers itself a capital of Europe — and promotes itself as the “capital of Christmas...”

Tags: Christians , Terrorism , Europe

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