Several injured as explosive thrown into Paris restaurant

June 11, 2017
| Report Focus News

Twelve people including six police have been injured after a Molotov cocktail exploded in a restaurant in Paris.

Three people were airlifts to hospital with serious burns and a fourth had minor injuries, according to AFP news wire.

French newspaper Le Figaro said that it was possible that other victims remained inside the restaurant in the north-eastern suburb of Aubervilliers.

Three people suffered severe burns and had to be airlifted to hospital after the fire broke out in the northern suburb of Aubervilliers at 8.30pm on Sunday.

Six police officers suffered minor injuries while responding to the incident, which appears to be linked to a robbery, according to local media.

Heavy smoke remained inside the building, hampering efforts to search it, the paper reported.

France is currently under a State of Emergency following a series of terrorist attacks carried out by bombers and gunman working for ISIS and al-Qaeda.

There was no immediate indication as to who was responsiblefor tonight’s attack.

Seine-Saint-Denis has been the site of numerous disturbances in recent years, including terrorist incidents and rioting. 

There is no indication that this incident is linked to terrorism.