IS claims attack on French police which killed 1, injured 2

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French police that left 1 dead and two wounded. The IS claimed the attack by making an announcement through its news agency, Amaq.

Champs Elysees

A police officer was killed and one person was wounded in a shooting that took place at Paris's Champs Elysees on Thursday. The incident took place just days ahead of the presidential elections in France. France's interior ministry said the attacker was killed in the incident in the early evening on the world-famous boulevard.

The famous shopping street in the heart of the city, which is usually teaming with tourists and Parisians, was blocked by armed police and metro stations in the area were closed. Dozens of vehicles from the emergency services were sent to the area.

France has been in a state of emergency since a spate of terror attacks hit the country in 2015. Attacks since 2015 which includes the one at Paris have claimed over 230 lives.

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