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Champs-Elysees car attacker was on terror watchlist: probe

AFP  |  Paris 

- A driver who attacked police on Paris's Champs-Elysees today was a 31-year-old man who had been on a security watchlist since 2015 for membership of "the radical Islamist movement," sources close to the probe said.

The man died after ramming a car into a police van on the prestigious avenue. Police sources told AFP that a Kalashnikov assault rifle, handguns and gas canisters were found in the vehicle.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 00:42 IST