Suspect Killed in Shootout During Broad Anti-Terrorism Sweep in France
French anti-terrorism forces carried out raids in cities nationwide on Saturday, and one suspect was killed in a shootout, officials said. At least five people were arrested in the investigation into the firebombing of a kosher grocery outside Paris last month, according to the Sipa news agency.
Police union official Mohamed Douhane told the television network BFM that a suspect in the eastern city of Strasbourg opened fire when police arrived and they returned fire, killing him. He said no officers were badly hurt, thanks to bulletproof vests.
He said several cities, including in the south of France and in Paris, were involved in the raids.