Rescue crews shot at as rioting spreads in France

November 3, 2005 14:16

Shots were fired at police and fire crews trying to quell rioting that spread across Parisian suburbs, with youths setting fire to a car dealership and public buses in battles with riot police, officials said Thursday. Four shots were fired at police and fire officers, without causing any injuries, said Jean-Francois Cordet, the top government official for the troubled Seine-Saint-Denis region north of Paris. But nine people were lightly injured in the overnight unrest and 177 cars torched, authorities said.

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