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Conclusions of the Paris peace conference : More terror threat
Looks like in three months the extreme right wing politics will be winning the elections unless Paris will be “threatened” by peace..and one can not blame the French who do not want to be shot while sipping their cafe au lait ..
ATTACKER AT PARIS’ LOUVRE CRIED OUT ‘ALLAHU AKBAR,’ ONE MAN WOUNDED
BYREUTERS 03 FEBRUARY 2017 11:41
The individual cried out “Allahu Akbar” and police believe he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack.
French army soldiers patrol near the Louvre Museum Pyramid’s main entrance in Paris, France
French army soldiers patrol near the Louvre Museum Pyramid’s main entrance in Paris, France.
PARIS – A French soldier on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in central Paris carrying a suitcase, police sources said.
The individual cried out “Allahu Akbar” and police believe he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack, Michel Cadot, the head of the French capital’s police force, said on Friday.
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“We are dealing with an attack from an individual who was clearly aggressive and represented a direct threat, and whose comments lead us to believe that he wished to carry out a terrorist incident,” Cadot told reporters.
“There was also a second individual who was behaving suspiciously, who has also been detained, but for now there does not appear to be a link between that individual and the attack,” added Cadot.
Cadot said the soldier who had been attacked had suffered some light wounds, and that others soldiers had fired five shots at the attacker, wounding the man.
He added that no explosives had been found in the attacker’s bag at the Louvre.
One source said the man had been trying to get into the museum’s shopping mall and had attacked another soldier before being shot and seriously wounded.
Police said the area had been evacuated and the interior ministry said on Twitter the incident was “serious”.
Louvre officials said the museum was closed and that visitors already inside when the attack took place were being kept there.
A Reuters witness at the scene said police had cordoned off access to the museum.
France has been hit by a series of militant Islamist attacks over the past two years that have killed more than 230 people and which have been claimed by the militant Islamist group Islamic State.
The most recent deadly attack took place in the southern city of Nice when a man drove a truck into a crowd on the seafront killing 86.
Two potential attacks were thwarted in September including one by a group of women who parked a car containing gas canisters near Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral.
The country is less than three months away from a presidential election in which security and fears of terrorism are among the key issues.