20 Apr '17, 7pm

One police officer killed, another wounded in #Paris shooting - police

One police officer killed, another wounded in #Paris shooting - police

PARIS (AFP) - A known terror suspect gunned down a police officer and wounded two others on Thursday (April 20) on Paris’s Champs Elysees in an attack claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) just days before France’s presidential election. The shooter opened fire with an automatic weapon on a police car on the world-famous boulevard at around 9.00 pm (3.00 am Friday, Singapore time), prompting tourists and visitors to run for their lives. After killing the officer and injuring his colleagues, the gunman was shot dead in return fire while trying to flee on foot, police sources told AFP. “The perpetrator of the attack in Champs Elysees in central Paris is Abu Yussef the Belgian and he is one of the Islamic State’s fighters,” said an ISIS statement published by its propaganda agency Amaq. The attacker was known to French anti-terror police, sources told AFP, and...

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