A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say.
The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured.
One soldier sustained a slight head injury.
PM Bernard Cazeneuve said the attack was “terrorist in nature”. The Louvre is home to numerous celebrated art works, including the Mona Lisa.