Paris Terror Attack : 2 Cops and Attacker Killed at Champs-Elysees Shopping District

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Paris Terror Attack: The terror attack in European nations didn’t stop as a new ISIS member open fired on historic Champs-Elysees Shopping District on Thursday. When the attacker open fired, a police officer was killed and the second officer was seriously wounded. But later in the reports from Police, it was known that the second policemen also died because of serious injuries.

French President Francois Hollande held a press conference after an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. He said the entire area is on lockdown and a full investigation will be carried out to figure out the motive. President Hollande says he is convinced the circumstances of the shooting points to a terrorist act.

Paris Terror Attack Killed Two Cops and Attacker:

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said, it was too early to say what the motive of the attack was, but that it was clear the police officers had been deliberately targeted. “A little after 9 PM a vehicle stopped alongside a police car which was parked. Immediately a man got out and fired on the police vehicle, mortally wounding a police officer,” He added.

Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted officers guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station at the center of the avenue popular with tourists. She said he appeared to be acting alone. The Paris prosecutor’s office said counter-terrorism investigators are involved in the probe.

The attack came three days before the first round of balloting in France’s tense presidential election. Security is high preceding the vote after police said they arrested two men Tuesday in what they described as a thwarted terror attack.

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