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Wild boar killed in French shop
Wild boar
Wild boar are hunted for their meat in France
French police have riddled a wild boar with bullets after it got into a clothes shop in the city of Poitiers, forcing customers to flee.

The boar, weighing 90kg (198lb), was shot after it began charging at police, the French news agency AFP reported.

The incident happened on Saturday near a busy hypermarket on the edge of the city, in central France.

Fifteen people were evacuated and the shop reopened two hours later. Two other boars were seen in the area.

The boars are believed to be part of a larger group that forestry workers are trying to relocate.

Local police said the officers who opened fire were not used to dealing with such incidents.

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