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Hooded gunmen fire on police in the French city of Marseille




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Gun violence has returned to a French city.

The Mediterranean port city of Marseille bore witness to a shooting incident earlier today, whereby hooded gunmen reportedly fired Soviet-made AK-47 assault weapons on police forces in the Castellane area of the city.

There are no reports of casualties as of this moment.

It is unclear at this point what the background to the shooting is, but it is believed it may be related to a drug-war feud between rival gangs, rather than terrorism.

The city of Marseille is well-known for its reputation of drug trafficking and associated violence.

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, was due to arrive at the city later today to outline plans for a regeneration scheme.

Heavily armed squads have now been deployed around the incident area.

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