Several injured in suspected package bomb blast in France


A package bomb exploded on a busy French street on Friday, injuring at least seven people, a report said.

The explosion in the French city of Lyon occurred outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree and the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to AFP.

French President Emmanuel Macron called it an “attack” during a live interview.

Macron confirmed that there are had been no fatalities and sent “a thought for the injured and their families.”

The street where the blast took place was blocked off by police in Lyon’s second district.

The area, the Presqu’ile, is the center of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers that run through France’s third-largest city.