Gunmen Attack Tourist Bus In France


Rhone: Six Czech tourists were injured when their bus was hit by gunfire while travelling through south-eastern France, a prosecutor said Sunday.

The bus was carrying 75 Czech tourists from Spain to the Czech Republic when the incident described as an “isolated act” occurred on a highway on Saturday night.

“An initial shot smashed the front windscreen and a second exploded the rear window of the vehicle a few seconds later,” said prosecutor Valence Alex Perrin.

Six passengers were hurt by broken glass, including a woman whose eye was seriously damaged, and a child. Perrin said initial investigations had revealed the shooter used a hunting rifle. One of the bullets was found inside the bus.

“We don`t have any reason to believe this bus was targeted instead of any other,” said Perrin. All the passengers who were not hospitalised have returned to their home country.