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Champs Elysees evacuated after man killed in suspected terror attack

20 June 2017, 01:39 | Frank Carlson

Criminal police inspect the body of a suspect Champs Elysees Avenue Paris France

Champs-Elysees attacker dead car contained ‘number of firearms and explosives

Paris: A auto crashed into a French police van in the central Champs Elysées avenue in Paris on Monday and the driver was arrested, a media report said.

Update 17:17pm: The attacker was a 31-year-old man from a Paris suburb who had been flagged for extremism, police officials said.

Bomb squad officers are at the scene on the city's most famous avenue, which is popular with tourists.

Police officers patrol near the Champs-Elysees avenue on June 19, 2017 in Paris, France.

Monday's incident came less than a day after a vehicle attack on Muslim worshipers outside a mosque in north London. The attacker was shot dead by police.

Eric Favereau, a journalist for Liberation newspaper who was driving a scooter behind the gendarmes, said he saw a auto blocking the convoy's path, then an implosion in the vehicle.

"The show must go on", the daughter said in English.

6 policemen killed in militant ambush in south Kashmir
Clashes between forces and protesters erupted in Pampore, a small to town on the outskirts of Srinagar city towards the south. Police said that they faced firing from the stone pelting crowd, as Lashkar tried their level best to save Mattoo.

President Emmanuel Macron said last month his government would ask parliament to extend wider search and arrest powers granted under a state of emergency called after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in and around Paris in November 2015.

No casualties have been reported into the incident, it added. French officials, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the incident was a suspected attack on police.

"They got out of a police truck and tried to break the glass and take the man out, they shot and threw tear gas and they took him out by force...", he said.

Earlier this month, an attacker on foot went after a police patrol with a hammer in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Leonard Odihe said he saw officers break into the auto, pull the man out and throw two weapons on the ground, "a big pistol and another big arm like the weapons police carry".

France remains in a state of emergency and on high alert over possible terrorist attacks due to its military intervention in Syria, Iraq and the Sahel region.



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