Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on police officers on the Champs-Élysées in Paris Thursday evening that left one officer dead and two others wounded. The terrorist group released a message through its news agency Amaq saying that the attacker was “one of the fighters for the Islamic State.”
The assailant was killed but has not been publicly identified, a police spokesperson said.
French President François Hollande said that one bystander was injured during a shootout between police and the attacker and that the leads so far indicated the attack was of a “terrorist nature. Read more