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At least eight injured after explosion in Lyon, terrorismeonderzoek open

At least eight people in Lyon are Friday night were injured by an explosion in the centre of the French city, reports the French ministry of Foreign Affairs. The police has launched a manhunt on the suspect, who bewakingsbeelden to see.

On the images is a man to see that just before the explosion a bag to leave for the bakery, the mayor of Lyon and sources in the police.

None of the eight victims is life-threatening injured. According to security services is a pakketbom, which is around 17.30 pm exploded in the Rue Victor-Hugo, a normally busy promenade. On images shows that a bakery heavily damaged.

A source in the police told news agency AFP that the explosive “screws or bolts” contained and for a bakery was located on the corner of two streets. The incident happened near the famous Place Bellecour.

The French president Emmanuel Macron mentioned the explosion in a brief response to “attack” without fatalities. He said the injured and their families to support.

The police have the area cordoned off and people called to stay away from the. The French prosecutor’s office now has a terrorismeonderzoek opened.

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Police is doing investigation after explosion in Lyon

Security multiple events in France increased

After the explosion, the security of multiple events in France increased.

“I have all the regions are instructed to public places and events keen to keep an eye on”, says minister Christophe Castaner of the Interior. “Together with the prosecutor, we monitor currently the situation.”

Workers were flocking to the spot. (Photo: AFP)

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