12/12/2018, 09.40
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Cherif flees after Strasbourg attack: 3 killed and 12 wounded

The young 29 year old of North African descent, but born in the French city, fired at a Christmas market. He later collided with the security forces. He is wounded. Six injured are in serious condition.

Strasbourg (AsiaNews / Agencies) - It is called Cherif, 29 years old, born in Strasbourg, but of North African origins, the attacker who killed three people last night in the French city and wounded 12 others. Cherif was reportedly radicalized during one of his periods in prisons and was listed as dangerous on police records.  In fact security forces had wanted to arrest him just yesterday morning for involvement in a robbery with murder, but the police did not find him in his home. This is what is known until now of the young man who is still on the run, following a shootout with the police during which he was injured.

The attack took place yesterday evening around 8pm (local time) at one of the Christmas markets, near the central Place Kléber.

It appears to have been a terrorist attack, even if the reasons are not yet clear. At least six of the injured people are in very serious conditions.

The French security forces are on full alert and in great tension, because of the anti-government demonstrations of the "yellow vests" that follow each weekend.

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