March 15th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

Police: Man on motorycle kills 2 soldiers, wounds another in Montauban, France

[Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET] The three soldiers were at a commercial center when the man approached them, pulled a gun and started firing, police Cmdr. Charles Cauquil said.

The soldiers who were killed were 24 and 26, he said. The police and army are hunting the shooter, who fled the scene after the attack. The judiciary police in Toulouse have begun investigating the shooting, Cauquil said.

The three soldiers belonged to the 17th parachute regiment stationed in Montauban, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said. Montauban, capital of the Tarn-et-Garonne area, is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Toulouse.

[Posted at 11:41 a.m. ET] Two French soldiers were killed and a third was wounded when a man dressed in black and riding a motorcycle shot them in the southern French city of Montauban, city police Cmdr. Charles Cauquil said Thursday.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. BOMBO ©

    Spelling error in the headline (solders). Unless he was repairing some electronics.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred

    Soldering is a dangerous business.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Paradox

    I guess the French are going to pull out of France now.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • crusader12

      hahaha..yeah their president immediately went to work signing all the official surrender forms required! XD

      March 15, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      They did that, in 1940.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. el duro

    The Muslims are in dude

    March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Ok...a little light on details...

    March 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |

    So this is what happened to Ponch and Jon after CHiPs was cancelled. So sad...

    March 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Sure. 'Sharia Law' blah! blah!
    Why not wait till we know more. Or at least defer to the Likes of Newt Gingrich for an 'insight'.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |