June 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Molotov cocktail hurled into Paris restaurant, 3 suffer serious burns: reports

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A dozen people suffered burn injuries after a Molotov cocktail was hurled into a restaurant in the northeastern suburbs of Paris on Sunday evening, according to French media reports.

Firefighters were called to the restaurant, located in a five-storey building, just before 8:30 p.m., French newspaper Le Figaro reported.

Paris-based reporter Clement Lanot tweeted that two of the victims were in serious condition, citing a spokesperson.

The fire was the result of a botched robbery attempt, Lanot said, adding that the restaurant was completely destroyed.

Terrorism has been ruled out as a factor, Le Dauphine libere reported.

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