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Orly attack linked to shooting of police officer near Paris

AFP  |  Paris 

The thwarted attack at France's Orly airport, where troops shot dead a man who grabbed a soldier's weapon, has been linked to the shooting of a police officer earlier north of Paris, police said.

The earlier shooting took place in the northern suburb of Stains on the other side of the city.

A man travelling by car opened fire during a routine stop-and-search operation, slightly wounding one officer in the head, police said.

The attack, which took place at around 6:55am (0555GMT) "is linked" to the foiled assault at Orly at around 8:30am, police sources said.

No-one was injured in the standoff at the airport, which was evacuated. All flights in and out of the airport were suspended.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 15:48 IST