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French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre | BBC News

French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre | BBC News

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.

Source: French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre – BBC News