Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack


A police officer and a shooter were killed on Paris's iconic Avenue des Champs Elysees at 9.30 PM on Thursday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense presidential election, as candidates appeared on national TV on a program called  "15 Minutes Pour Convaincre (15 Minutes to Convince)" , a final collective appearance.
Helicopters and sirens could be heard across central Paris - and ambulances, police cars and bikes could be seen in the neighbourhood of the most famous avenues in the city.
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