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Pray for Paris as policeman shot dead in latest terror attack

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A French policeman was shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack described as ‘cowardly’ by President Francois Hollande.

The assailant was also shot dead police as the incident struck the Camps Elysees boulevard – the heart of French tourism and history – that leads to the Arc de Triomphe.

Coming days before presidential elections, the shooting was quickly claimed by ISIS, with Hollande saying he was convinced it was an act of terrorism.

Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in ParisReuters

The area had been crowded with Parisians and tourists enjoying a spring evening moments before. Police were praised for preventing a bloodbath that could have ensued.

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