Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack

One police officer has been killed on the Champs Elysees in central Paris this evening

A known extremist opened fire on police officers late Thursday on the Champs-Élysées boulevard in Paris, officials said.

The Thursday evening attack took place in the city's Champs-Elysees district, which is hugely popular with tourists and shoppers. Delivery trucks were making their rounds.

Security forces are believed to have moved to searching the home of the dead gunman in the east of Paris. During the ensuing gun battle - witnesses spoke of a short but intense exchange of fire - the suspected attacker was killed and two other officers wounded.

Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighbourhood in Chelles early Friday, and anxious neighbours expressed surprise at the searches.

Earlier this week, in a separate incident, French authorities arrested two men in Marseille, saying they were suspected of planning an "imminent" attack ahead of the election and were found in possession of an arsenal of weapons.

The Islamic State reported through its Amaq news agency that the attacker was Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki, which was confirmed by the U.S. organization that monitors terrorists' activity online, SITE Intel Group.

They [the police] were deliberately targeted.

BSNL launches new plans with up to 3GB per day data
The STV-339 is priced at Rs 339 and comes with a validity of 28 days while the rest of the plan remains unchanged. Besides theses, the telecom network has also revised the popular STV 339 plan to provide more data for its users.

President Francois Hollande has said it is a terrorist attack and will hold a security meeting on Friday morning.

Anti-terror prosecutors immediately took up the investigation and President Francois Hollande said it was "of a terrorist nature".

Two police sources said the gunman had been flagged as an extremist.

It was unclear how Trump concluded that terrorism was a factor, as Paris police had yet to announce a motive when Trump commented from the White House during his joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Although the police have also confirmed the identity of the gunman, they are withholding his name to allow time to determine whether he had any accomplices, Paris Chief Prosecutor François Molins said at the crime scene.

As police blocked off key roadways in the heart of the French capital and told people to avoid the area, the broad avenues leading to the Arc de Triomphe were awash in police vehicles decked with whirling blue lights. There are 11 candidates in the running, including far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and former economy minister Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Turnbull says regional security would be among the topics he would be discussing with USA vice president Mike Pence in Sydney on Friday.

Related News:

  • Premier League clubs enjoy record revenues but suffer losses

    Premier League clubs enjoy record revenues but suffer losses

    In 2015-16 wages accounted for 64% of income, compared with 71% in 2012-13 and 69% in 2009-10. Exceptional costs amounted to £110 million, a similar sum to the combined pre-tax loss.
    Liriano, bullpen pitch 6-hitter, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 3-0

    Liriano, bullpen pitch 6-hitter, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 3-0

    Sale was momentarily in-line for his second win of the season after Xander Bogaerts's go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth. The 33-year-old worked his typical quietly effective magic sedating a Red Sox lineup full of unsafe offensive threats.
    Attacker shoots 2 officers in Paris' Champs-Elysees district

    Attacker shoots 2 officers in Paris' Champs-Elysees district

    This situation is unfolding only a few blocks away from the Elysée Palace - the official residence of the French president. The group identified the attacker as one of its soldiers naming him as Abu Yousif - the Belgian.
  • It's a boy! Help name April the Giraffe calf

    It's a boy! Help name April the Giraffe calf

    A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, " I'm Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe )". Animal Adventure Park is encouraging people to submit your vote along with a $1 donation and the funds will be split.
    Madras HC quashes maintenance case against Dhanush

    Madras HC quashes maintenance case against Dhanush

    They claimed he was born to them in 1985 at the Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and had run away when he was a student of Class 11. The couple demanded a maintenance charge of Rs 65,000 per month and claimed that they were poor despite having a rich son.
    A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years

    A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years

    An emergency meeting of security, defence and intelligence officials would be held on Friday, he said in a televised statement. ET) when a vehicle stopped in front of a police van, according to French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet.
  • General Motors plant seized, protesters killed in Venezuela

    We're watching it closely and working with others ... to communicate those concerns", Tillerson added, according to Reuters. PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Venezuela (through interpreter): The time for combat has arrived, my fellow patriots.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

    Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

    Page's contacts with Podobnyy happened about three years before Trump listed him as a foreign policy adviser to the campaign. Asked how many times he met with candidate Donald Trump , he said, "I have not met one on one or in any small group with Mr.
    Borussia Dortmund Defender To Return In Four Weeks After Explosion

    Borussia Dortmund Defender To Return In Four Weeks After Explosion

    Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed Bartra's four week lay-off but said the former Barcelona player "would like to play now".
  • Obama's call hints at support for Macron in French election

    Obama's call hints at support for Macron in French election

    But it is important to point out that voter disillusionment is so high in France that as many as a third of people may not vote. An attacker shot dead one policeman and injured two others in one of the most famous streets in the world, the Champs Elysees.
    Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds

    Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds

    The Home Ministry said that the license has been canceled because there has been misuse of funds received from foreign donors. Moreover, it has also been alleged that PHFI had also opened bank accounts which the ministry was not aware of.
    14 dead as huge fire engulfs ration shop in Madhya Pradesh

    14 dead as huge fire engulfs ration shop in Madhya Pradesh

    The government also sanctioned Rs 10,000 each for conducting the last rites of the deceased, the collector said. Reportedly, Kerosene oil was being distributed to BPL families when the explosion took place.


Most liked

Turkey's Erdogan Says He's Set to Meet Trump in Washington
The new system outlined under the constitutional changes will take full effect at the next election, slated for November 2019. The YPG is the dominant group within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria.

Get Sasikala family's resignation for AIADMK factions merger, demands OPS camp
The former chief minister said this struggle, launched "as per the wishes and aspirations of people and party cadre", will continue.

First track from Raabta released - Ik Vaari Aa celebrates love and separation
The two spend the rest of their time reminiscing the good times they spent together and the song perfectly captures this emotion. And the latest song Ik Vaari Aa from Raabta will probably clear all your doubts that something is cooking between them.

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
However, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) challenged the result. If your ballots are unsafe, that means that regime is not a democracy".

Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation
The US has also diverted a US Navy strike group towards the Korean Peninsula as a show of force shortly before the missile strike. Chinese media has also been focusing on the controversy over a remark by Mr Trump saying that Korea was "part of China".

Kamal Haasan summoned by Tamil Nadu Court over Mahabharata remarks
Rama Ravikumar, state Secretary of HMK, had called the actor "anti-Hindu" and said that his comments have hurt their religious sentiments.

Indian navy test-fires land-attack Brahmos missile
Defense officials said majority of the frontline ships of Indian navy are capable of firing this missile. The Indian Navy today successfully test-fired land attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.

After Taimur's birth, another happiness awaits Saif Ali Khan's family
Past year in April, rumours were making the rounds that Soha and Kunal are heading for a divorce. All family members of Kunal and Soha are elated over the news and are in a celebratory mood.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro likely to be launched in India today
Samsung, which last week unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, was helped by strong sales of memory chips. In this March 24, 2017 photo, a man walks past near a logo of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea .

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation
The University of California, Berkeley , has reversed its decision to cancel an appearance by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter. The conservative Coulter, who frequently attacks liberals, was bound to draw ire at the notably liberal college campus.

Strong fourth quarters alone can't save the Indiana Pacers
The comeback from a 25-point halftime deficit was the largest such comeback in National Basketball Association postseason history. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered against the Grizzlies going 0-for-8 from the floor, with only two rebounds and no assists.

United issues new policy after plane incident
The video has been viewed millions of times worldwide, and caused a global uproar and grabbed headlines in multiple countries. United CEO Oscar Munoz keeps apologizing , but the cell phone videos of Dao's removal - he is 69, by the way - keep playing.

Numis Securities Ltd Upgrades Clinigen Group PLC (CLIN) to "Buy"
Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN) for 99,371 shares. Shares for $1,063 were sold by BOWER JOSEPH L. $132,352 worth of stock was sold by TISCH JAMES S on Tuesday, December 13.

Stephen Colbert bids farewell to Bill O'Reilly: "Stay strong, Papa Bear!"
The company is making "a pretty big statement" to that effect by dropping O'Reilly, said Hall, the American University professor. The New York Times reported on April 1 that Fox and O'Reilly paid five women a total of $13 million to settle harassment claims.

Mets activate closer Familia after 15-game suspension
Hours later, he was on the mound Thursday night, pitching in a major-league game for the first time since past year . Collins summoned last season's Major League Baseball saves leader for the ninth Thursday.