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Marseille: Just before the occasion of the visit of French PM, Manuel Valls, hooded gunmen have fired on police in the French city of Marseille.

A patrol car was the target of the attack, according to reports. The shooting, which could be gang-related, happened on the Castellane estate on Monday morning.

Some 7,000 residents are in lock-down and have been ordered not to go outside. Police are trying to bring back things under control.

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However, the attack has raised many questions on the security of the area. The security measures will be re laid before the PM’s visit.