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Mar162012

French Troops Banned from Wearing Uniforms Off-Base Following Shooting

George Doyle/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- After three French paratroopers were shot on Thursday, French authorities ordered troops stationed in the south-west of the country to not wear uniforms when they are off-base.

A man on a scooter shot and killed two paratroopers and critically injured a third in Montauban on Thursday, reports BBC News. The shooting is being linked to the killing of another paratrooper on Sunday in Toulouse where a man also escaped on a scooter.

While the paratroopers’ 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment served in Afghanistan, French officials say there is no indication of a link between the two. The motive for the shootings is unknown.

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