Paris: Terrorist attacks soldiers at Louvre museum entrance

Terrorist shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before attacking soldiers with a knife at the entrance to the Louvre.

Tal Polon, | updated: 13:21

Louvre, Paris (file)
Louvre, Paris (file)
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French forces neutralized a knife-wielding terrorist who attempted to stab soldiers at the entrance to the famed Louvre museum in Paris.

Police say that the area has been evacuated.

Before trying to stab soldiers at the scene, the terrorist shouted "Allahu Akbar." In response, forces shot and neutralized the terrorist.

While the terrorist was also carrying a suitcase, local police say that no explosive device was found inside.

Security forces reported that one soldier was lightly wounded and has been taken to the hospital.

The terrorist is alive but was seriously wounded, having been shot five times.

According to the French Interior Ministry, a "serious public security incident" was underway, and security forces are at the scene.


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