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France

Strasbourg gunman was on French intelligence watchlist: prefecture

Rescue teams work at the scene of shooting in Strasbourg, France, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

PARIS (Reuters) - A gunman who shot dead at least two people in the center of the French city of Strasbourg was known to France’s internal security services as a suspected security risk, the local police prefecture said in a statement.

Some 26,000 individuals suspected of posing a security risk to France are on the Fiche S watch list, of whom about 10,000 are believed to have been radicalized, sometimes in Salafist mosques, online or abroad.

Reporting by Benoit Tessier; writing by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough

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