One man shot dead in anti-terrorist operation in France: source
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
AFP PhotoA man was shot and fatally wounded today in the northeast French city of Strasbourg while being arrested in connection with an anti-terrorist operation, a source close to the inquiry said.
According to initial reports, the man shot at police who returned fire and fatally wounded him. The anti-terror operation was being conducted in several cities around France, the source added without giving further details.
According to a judicial source, the operation was part of the investigation into an incident on September 19 when "a minimally powerful explosive" was hurled into a Kosher grocery store in Sarcelles, in the Paris suburbs.
The incident left one person slightly injured but triggered strong reaction in the town's large Jewish community.
In the Strasbourg operation, three police officers were lightly wounded, protected by their bullet-proof vests and helmets, the judicial source added.
The anti-terror operation which was continuing on Saturday was being conducted in several cities around France.