Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Bomb explodes in French city of Lyon

Eight Reportedly Wounded in Lyon Blast That French President Calls 'Attack' At least 8 hurt in suspected package bomb in France
Patty Aguilar | 24 May, 2019, 21:32

A small explosion Friday on a busy street in the French city of Lyon lightly injured seven people, local officials said.

Victor-Hugo Street lies on a narrow strip of land between the Saone and Rhone rivers in the historic city centre.

President Emmanuel Macron called the blast an "attack" during a live Facebook interview, adding that no deaths had been reported 'for the time being'. The French Interior Ministry said the victims received minor injuries. "There are wounded, so I obviously want to have a thought for the wounded, their families". The prosecutor's office said it is believed to have been caused by an explosive device, possibly a package bomb. He said one window shattered and there was some debris on the street.

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The Paris terrorism police have launched an investigation into the blast, confirming the government considers it to have been a probable terror attack.

The partially masked suspect was recorded wheeling a bicycle as he arrived on the scene before leaving a case in front of the Brioche Doree bakery, where the blast later rained metal bolts on passersby, the police sources told Reuters.

France has been on high-alert since the "Islamic State" militant group launched a series of attacks across Paris, killing 130 people and injuring scores more.

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