Paris shooting: Islamic State claims responsibility after policeman is killed

French president François Hollande said the Champs Élysees attack was "terrorist in nature" and promised "utmost vigilance" by the security services to ensure security around the presidential election.

The arrests were made as police raided homes overnight on Thursday in the Brussels region, seizing two firearms, ammunition, a bullet-proof vest and a quantity of cannabis, the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement.

"The man in the wanted notice issued by Belgian authorities presented himself to a police station in Antwerp", ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told AFP.

The two injured officers are in serious condition, Reuters reported, citing the French Interior Ministry, despite prior reports that one of them had died.

French police said the attack was probably a "terrorist act" and dramatic video footage captured the moment police shot at the assailant, who later died.

French President Francois Hollande convened a meeting of the country's defense council Friday.

However, Cheurfi was released due to lack of evidence, said two officials who spoke to AP anonymously.

"My foreign policy [if elected president] would be focused on the destruction of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL], I would propose an initiative to build an global coalition", Fillon said.

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And North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations vowed that any U.S. strike would provoke "the toughest counteraction". One propaganda film previous year featured animation of a North Korean, nuclear-tipped ICBM striking New York City.

ISIS very quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, through the group's semi-official news agency Amaq, reports the SITE intelligence group.

Mr Jugelé was among the officers who responded to the gun and bomb attack at the Bataclan concert hall in November 2015, one of a number of places targeted that night that saw the deaths of 130 people.

Up until now, surveys showed voters more concerned about unemployment and their spending power than terrorism or security, though analysts warned this would change in the event of violence.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said one of its "fighters" carried out the attack.

According to The Guardian, an attacker opened fire on a police van on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

Speaking in Washington during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said the shooting "looks like another terrorist attack" and sent condolences to France.

Opinion polls suggest that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are likely to receive the most votes but will fall short of 50 percent, forcing them into a runoff on May 7.

Police believe he had "opened fire on the officers in the knowledge he would be killed by them", a source close to the investigation said.

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