Strasbourg Gunman Shot Dead By Security Forces

Gunman Cherif Chekatt, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run. 

Authorities say the 29-year-old was known to have developed radical religious views while in jail. Chekatt was killed after firing on police officers, who returned fire, a source is reported as saying.

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