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Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case

Three police officers were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France today after being called out to a domestic disturbance

The suspect has since been found dead, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has confirmed.

Darmanin did not give further details of how the 48-year-old man died, but said he was heading to the scene near Saint-Just, a village south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand.

The police officers, including a fourth who was wounded in the incident, were shot by a man as they attempted to rescue a woman.

Police approached the house shortly after midnight and were targeted by gunfire.

The gunman is said to be known to authorities for charges relating to child custody issues.

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