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Priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees: police source – Sydney Morning Herald

An Orthodox priest was shot and injured on Saturday at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police source said.



Prime Minister Jean Castex learnt of the Lyon shooting while visiting a church in Normandy attacked by terrorists Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean in 2016. Priest Jacques Hamel was killed in the incident.
Castex said he was returning to Paris immediately for crisis meetings.
“Our determination will not weaken,” he said.
The incident in Lyon, a city of about 500,000 people in south west France, occurred a day after a senior government minister warned citizens to brace for more attacks.

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