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A po­lice op­er­a­tion was un­der­way Mon­day on the Champs-El­y­sees af­ter a man rammed a car car­ry­ing ex­plo­sives into a po­lice ve­hi­cle, set­ting off a fiery blast. The at­tacker was killed. No one else was hurt, ac­cord­ing to the Paris po­lice de­part­ment. Two po­lice of­fi­cials told the As­so­ci­ated Press that a hand­gun was found on the driver, whom they iden­ti­fied as a 31-year-old man from Paris’ Ar­gen­teuil sub­urb who had an “S file,” mean­ing he had been flagged for links to ex­trem­ism. France’s anti-ter­ror­ism pros­e­cu­tor opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. In­te­rior Min­is­ter Gerard Col­lomb said the at­tack showed the ter­ror­ist threat in France re­mained very high, jus­ti­fy­ing the state of emer­gency that has been in place since 2015.

Christophe Pe­tit Tesson Euro­pean Pressphoto Agency

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