Police van outside wood plant, Switzerland
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Three dead in Swiss factory shooting

Three people have been killed and a further seven injured in a gun attack at a wood processing factory in central Switzerland. Swiss police say the gunman is among those dead.

Switzerland's relationship with firearms goes back a long way, when civilians were trained to fight and to keep the country out of two world wars.

Now, it's estimated that for every 100 civilians, 42 of them own a gun. That gives the Swiss a ranking of third in the world for gun ownership, behind the USA and Yemen.

The incident will once again raise questions about Switzerland's liberal gun laws.

Imogen Foulkes reports.

  • 27 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe