Friday, February 3, 2017

Louvre Attacker: 'Allahu Akbar'

From the BBC:

A French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris has opened fire on a suspected attacker, media reports say.

A man shouting "Allahu Akbar" is reported to have tried to attack the soldier with a knife and was seriously injured when the soldier responded.

The attacker is said to have been trying to enter the museum's underground shop.

A big security operation is under way and the interior ministry has described the situation as "serious".

The Louvre has been evacuated.

Details of the incident are still emerging. A French police spokesman said the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" - God is great in Arabic - but was not carrying explosives.

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