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Paris attack: IS claims Champs Elysees shootout; 1 cop killed, 2 injured

One of the shooters has been neutralised; police are investigating it as a possible terrorist act

AP/PTI  |  Paris 

An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him.  The Islamic State (IS) group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker on Thursday targeted officers guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station at the center of the sparkling shopping boulevard popular with tourists. She said he appeared to be acting alone.  Police and ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 04:48 IST
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