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Policeman killed in Paris attack

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April 21, 2017 -- A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding two others before police shot and killed him.

Agence France Presse reported that the gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon on a police van on the world-famous boulevard at around 21:00 local time (19:00GMT), prompting tourists and visitors to run for their lives.

Link to AFP report

The so-called Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack just days before the first round of France’s presidential election. The IS news agency Amaq identified the attacker as Abu Yussuf al-Baljiki, suggesting he’s from Belgium -- details not confirmed by the French authorities.

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