Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Three guards were killed, and two others wounded in an armed attack on a truck carrying a prisoner who managed to escape.

The incident occurred near a toll station in Enerkaville, in the area of Or, when the truck carrying a prisoner was suddenly attacked.

A security source said that the attackers came in two cars and then fled, confirming the injury of one of the attackers, without explaining the total number of attackers.

French broadcaster “BFMTV” reported that the attack took place as the convoy returned to Évreux prison after a hearing at the Rouen court, while Le Parisien newspaper noted that the escaped prisoner was convicted of the crime of “theft”.

The newspaper added that the prisoner escaped with the help of the attackers who carried out the operation around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to French police, the fugitive is suspected of committing a murder in Marseille and had ties to the powerful “black” gang in the city, and media reports identified the fugitive as Mohamed A., 30 years old.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on the “X” website that “this morning’s attack, which took the lives of agents in the prison administration, is a shock to all of us.” “The nation stands with the families and colleagues of the injured, and what is necessary will be done to find the perpetrators of this crime so that justice is served in the name of the French people,” he said.

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