Three police officers shot dead in France 9 months ago

Three police officers shot dead in France

The trio were attending the scene of a domestic disturbance.

Three police officers were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France while attending the scene of a domestic disturbance, the French interior ministry has said.

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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the man suspected of carrying out the attack has been found dead.

The officers were shot by a 48-year-old man as they attempted to rescue a woman amid a domestic violence incident.

It was confirmed that the officers killed were aged 21, 37 and 45.

Local media have reported that the man began shooting at a group of officers when the gendarme police force arrived at the house, before setting fire to it.

Firefighters were also called to the scene to attempt to control the blaze.

More to follow.

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