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French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre
CTB News: 03/02/2017 - 11:19
French police have said that a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete outside of the Louvre in Paris has been shot.
The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre's shopping centre, was shot five times in the abdomen and seriously injured after reportedly shouting ‘Allah Akbar’, police say.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said that the event was ‘terrorist in nature’. A second person has been arrested after two rucksacks belonging to the suspected attacker were inspected. No explosives were found.
250 visitors were in the Louvre at the time, the most visited museum in the world, and were evacuated gradually after security checks.
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