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French Understatement Of The Day

by | 30th, June 2008

OVER in Carcassonne, members of a marines parachute regiment are demonstrating a hostage liberation exercise to visitors.

Bang go the bullets. And fifteen civilians, including five children, and two soldiers are injured.

The senior official for the Aude region where Carcassonne is located, Bernard Lemaire, said that investigators believed the deadly ammunition was loaded by mistake.

“The question being asked is ‘Did the soldier engage in a criminal act or not?’,” Lemaire said. “For now, no one can answer that, but the theory being worked on is one of error.”

Such is the investigation…

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