Friday, February 3, 2017

Terror Attack At The Louvre (News Round-up)

Daily Mail: Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man shot five times after attacking French soldiers outside Paris museum 'had been in the country for just over a week'

* A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum
* Police source said the attacker was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before being gunned down
* Streets around the Louvre have been evacuated and France's interior ministry branded the incident 'serious'
* French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as 'terrorist in nature'
* A second person has been arrested, but it is not known if they were linked to the attack
* The identity and nationality of the attacker are not yet known, the interior ministry has said

A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot while attacking four soldiers outside the Louvre.

The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition.

He was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is the greatest' - according to the Paris chief of police, and reportedly had paint bombs in his backpack.

A source close to the investigation claims the suspect is an Egyptian man who arrived in France at the end of last month.

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More News On Today's Terror Attack At The Louvre

Live: Louvre attack 'of a terrorist nature' says French PM -- France 24
Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man -- BBC
‘Terrorist in nature’: Knife attacker shot outside Louvre in Paris -- Washington Post
Paris Shooting: Soldier Fires on Attacker Near Louvre Museum -- NBC
French Soldier Shoots Machete-Wielding Attacker in 'Terrorist in Nature' Incident in Paris -- ABC News
Le Louvre terror attack: Man shouting 'Allahu akbar' shot after trying to kill French soldier with machete -- The Independent
French soldier shoots attacker at Louvre Museum in Paris: police -- DW
Louvre museum: French soldiers shoot knife-wielding man, thwart suspected terror attack -- ABC News Online
Police launch terror probe after machete attack on soldiers at Louvre -- The
Louvre attack 'clearly terrorist in nature', says French PM -- Euronews
Louvre attack leaves Paris fearing new blow to tourism -- The
Louvre Attack Keeps Violence in Spotlight for French Campaign -- Bloomberg


Anonymous said...

Shot five times in the stomach and only wounded. Are the French shooting cotton balls?

James said...

"Shot five times in the stomach and only wounded. Are the French shooting cotton balls?"
No kidding. Perhaps the country that brought us "Le Car" now uses "Le Bullet".