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16 March 2012

Local (France) / AFP

A gunman riding a scooter shot dead two French soldiers and seriously wounded another in a hail of bullets on a street in the southwestern city of Montauban on Thursday, officials said. The motive was not immediately clear but officials said they believed the shooter had acted alone and described the attack as a "criminal act". It followed a similar shooting on Sunday in the nearby city of Toulouse when an off-duty soldier was shot dead by an assailant on a... (

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