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16 injured by wrong ammunition in France July 5, 2008

Posted by Al in : bizarre , trackback

This is weird, and I’m not sure how this could happen by accident. The French Army were demonstrating a hostage rescue scenario to the public in Carcassonne, but on the 6th demonstration real bullets were fired instead of blanks and 16 people in the audience were mown down. Now I’ve a few friends who are in, or have been in, the forces and they assure me that blanks and real bullets are quite distinct. So how the soldier could have loaded the wrong bullets by accident is debatable – but I’ll leave that up to a court to decide. Instead I can only imagine how surprising it must have been to suddenly be shot whilst watching a family demonstration – highly shocking and not very pleasant at all.


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