Police Officer, Kalashinikov-Yielding Shooter Killed In Paris "Terrorist" Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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Summary:

  • One police officer has been killed in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris
  • The shooting suspect, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, has been shot dea
  • An arrest warrant has been issued for the second suspect who arrived from Belgium by train
  • One shooter has been identified as 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi (aka Abu Yusuf al-Baljik) who was living in a suburb east of Paris
  • ISIS has claimed the attack and has identified the attacker as Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki
  • A 'War weapon' was used in attack
  • Central Paris remains on in lockdown
  • Attack comes three days before presidential election

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Update 14 The Associated Press reports that French police have surrounded and searched the family home of Karim Cheurfi (aka Abu Yusuf al-Baljik), a 39-year-old with a police record, in relation to today's attack.  Cheurfi's home is located in the town of Chelles.

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Karim Cheurfi, now known as Abu Yusuf al-Baljiki, was convicted of shooting at police officers in 2001, L’Express reports. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2003, but that term was reduced to 15 years in 2005, the newspaper reports.

According to a 2001 report from Le Parisien, Cheurfi, then 23, stole a gun from a police officer and shot him three times, in the lung, leg and foot. He also fired at other officers.

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Update 13: French BFM TV reports that the attacker had boasted of wanting to kill police on the Telegram messaging service.

Meanwhile, Francois Fillon has called for this Sunday's presidential election first round to be suspended following the Paris attack. 

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Update 12: Through its news agency Amaq, ISIS has claimed the attack on French police in #Paris France, and has identified the attacker as Belgian Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki

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Update 11: A witness quoted by the Telegraph said he saw the gunman fire six times and then hide behind a truck. “He fired at the police and then he crouched behind the lorry. Then he got up and ran and was shot by the police.”

Forensics officers in white boiler suits with hoods were deployed on the Champs-Elysées.

Meanwhile, President Hollande said: “We are convinced the motive is likely to be terrorism." Both Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon have cancelled campaign trips tomorrow.

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Update 10: According to a French government spokesman the Paris assailant used a "war weapon" to fire on officers, previously identified as a Kalashnikov rifle.

Cyril, 40, a witness, said: “I was on the corner beside Marks and Spencer and Zara, waiting in my car for a friend, 10 or 15 metres from a police van. I saw a man all in black approaching the van as if he was asking for information, and he took out a Kalashnikov and fired, with his right hand.”

He added: “I started my car and pushed three or four other cars so I could do a U-turn. I’m totally certain he meant to kill the police. He was wearing a big black quileted coat and had hidden the gun under it.”

Update 9: The French police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in Paris shooting who arrived from Belgium by train, Reuters reports.

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Update 8: In conflicting reports, the French Interior Ministry now says that no other terror events occured, adds that a second policeman was not killed and that the gundman has not been "precisely identified". Additionally, police have reportedly stated that the dead attacker appeared to be alone.

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Update 7: A police helicopter is said to be patrolling the area of the shooting. A police source said it was equipped with a huge searchlight to help track down any attackers that might be on the run.

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Update 6: A bomb disposal team is checking the attacker's vehicle according to the French Interior Ministry. Meanwhile, security forces are searching the home of the dead gunman in the east of Paris.

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Update 5: French anti-terrorist prosecutors have opened an investigation, confirming that the motive is believed to have been terrorism, and the attacker was known to the intelligence services, security sources said. They added that he had been flagged as a serious threat to national security.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the second policeman injured in shooting has died of his wounds, police sources told Reuters.

President Hollande has called an emergency security meeting. Bernard Cazeneuve, the prime minister, has joined President Hollande at the Elysée Palace for the meeting.

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Update 4: French BFM TV reports that at least one assailant was known to French authorities.

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Update 3: BREAKING - Shots fired at new location near Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris: police source. Meanwhile, FranceTV Info reports that there were several assailants in the original shooting, some of whom were still at large.

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Update 2:  An Interior Ministry spokesman says on BFM TV that officers were deliberately targeted in Paris shooting.

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Update: A robbery apparently took place at same time as shooting

Pierre-Henry Brandet, the interior ministry spokesman, said one police officer was killed and two seriously wounded. “The attacker was shot dead by police and the area remains cordoned off,” Mr Brandet said.

A car stopped near a police van before the attack and was found abandoned. It was suspected that the gunman used it to reach the scene of the attack.

Mr Brandet said a robbery may have been carried out at the same time as the attack. It was unclear if the two were linked.

 

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With just days until the first round of the French presidential election, one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident on the historic Champs-Elysees in Paris.

The shootout took place around 21:00 (local time) near the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro station in the 8th district of the French capital, in front of a Marks and Spencer store, French RTL TV and BFM TV reported.

The who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France's presidential election has been killed, the source said. A police source also said there had been two assailants, and a witness told Reuters that one man got out of a car at the scene and began shooting with a Kalashinkov machine gun.

Police state there were at least two people involved in the shooting, one of them has been killed. One of the suspects got out of a car and began shooting "with a Kalashnikov", hitting a policeman, an eyewitness has told Reuters.

The officer killed was apparently in a car stopped at a red light.

Yvan Assioma of the police union Alliance said:

The exact circumstances are still unclear but I can confirm the tragic death of one of our colleagues. Our thoughts are very much with the family. One or several attackers have been shot dead by the police. Some officers were hit but the bullets were stopped by their bulletproof vests, but two were hit.

French police say shooting in the Champs-Elysees area of Paris in which one police officer has been killed was probably "a terrorist act"

French TV channel BFM broadcast footage of the Arc de Triomphe monument and top half of the Champs Elysees packed with police vans, lights flashing and heavily armed police shutting the area down after what was described by one journalist as a major exchange of fire nears a Marks and Spencers store.

The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in living memory.

France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and has suffered a spate of Islamist militant attacks that have killed more than 230 people in the past two years.

As Reuters adds, earlier this week, two men were arrested in Marseille whom police said had been planning an attack ahead of the election.

A machine gun, two hand guns and three kilos of TATP explosive were among the weapons found at a flat in the southern city along with jihadist propaganda materials according to the Paris prosecutor.

 

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The French police have told the local population to avoid the area of the Champs Elysees which is on lock down, while social media add that riot police has been dispatched.

According to subsequent news reports the shooter, who was allegedly armed with a Kalashnikov, has been killed.

Police said that the shooting was probably a "terrorist act"

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

Les Amish, toujours les Amish!  Alors!

Looney's picture

 

I wonder if 0bama gave Macron a heads-up.  ;-)

Looney

Killtruck's picture

But WHERE did they get the guns?! There are LAWS and SIGNS!

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

How does one say "Cause and Effect" en la française?

Because this has everything to do with the French parking the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Middle East and bombing the fuck out of Syria and Iraq for more than 5 years now.

Pourquoi?

What would you do if you were these dads?

 

Who are really the crazy-murdering terrorists?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/17/middleeast/france-nuclear-carrier-mosul-ir...

IranContra's picture

Research shows that terrorism is usually state sponsored theater, not acts of revenge. The state sponsors of terrorism (the French here) derive political capital from these staged events.

It also may be corruption among cops (killing honest cops), misinterpreted as terrorism. When cops killed each other in Washington state (I think it was Tacoma), they blamed a black guy, shot him, and texted his image to blacks in Seattle. I saw that myself, cops do weird stuff.

Donald Trump's picture

Looks like France is an Oasis for retired ISIS.

No wonder the failed politicians there are coming with "inside information" about ISIS stunts

France Claims It Has “Proof” Assad Was Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-04-20/france-claims-it-has-proof-ass...


froze25's picture

Religion of Peace strikes again. Vote Le Penn

Skateboarder's picture

Cue 1S1S taking credit in 3... 2... 1... (or some wacko planted patsy guy)

We all know how this episode goes, having seeing re-runs upon re-runs.

Donald Trump's picture

@hedgy.

1. I would stop letting my kids playing in the street in times of war.

2. I would not rent my kids cadavers to CNN for propaganda.

     Picture A looks legit. Pic B -> rented/snatched bodies(those guys are not suffering for their loss and look to young to be fathers, +bearded = radicals)

Just keep this in mind: WHENEVER you see a kid in a war related photo IS PROPAGANDA:

- beach floating kid

- ambulance kid

- gassed twins ("father" not looked very emotional also) -> http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/04/14/01/3F28D19600000578-4408648-Th...

Victims in Idlib were reportedly hostages from a village  sacrificed and planted at the chemical attack site. So twins' father was just prop
Ghost of Porky's picture

Suspect's name is being reported as Iwan A'gote T'fuq.

beemasters's picture

It could be another Mossad's fine work too.

WTF? Mossad Expert Accidentally Tells Truth in 'Freudian Slip'? [Unslave Humanity]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIKEu4pnFZ4

It's highly suspicious when innocent people seem to be the only target; it should have been as easy to take down politicians seen as threats to them. Really, would you kill a house cat to get back at the mountain lion? And publicly claim responsibility for your idiocy??? What have you achieved? All these "muslim terrorists" just don't make sense, unless they are false flags aimed for larger political reasons to benefit the elite.

Unfortunately, the plan works; many have been deceived and helping TPTB spread the hate and fear.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

@HH

Point taken. If only these dad's wanted to martyr themselves by offing a politician or two your point would be valid. 

Instead, it seems they'd rather off other dad's. 

This gets much worse before it gets better. 

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

But, "Open Borders"

And, "Diversity is our strength"...

Ethelred the Unready's picture

Well, being shot at often enough does toughen one up a bit. 

stizazz's picture

What if these guys were drug dealers who were stopped and opened fire? Why do they always have to be terrorists?

I know.

It benefits Israel which wants Syria bombed and invaded.

I know.

Fake News.

beemasters's picture

US INTELLIGENCE OFFICER: “EVERY SINGLE TERRORIST ATTACK IN US WAS A FALSE FLAG ATTACK”
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/05/15/us-intelligence-officer-e...

I would extend that to most western nations.

VZ58's picture

Yeah but they aren't are they? Always just religion of peace activists. Hmm there goes that meme too..

Ghost of Porky's picture

They never shout "get out of Syria!" or "remember Aleppo!". Not even "this is for the dead babies!"

 

It's always just "I kill you because Allah". 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

This is just the everyday modern France... showing us what happens when you bomb the fuck out of a bunch of crazy moozies, then invite their survivors home for dinner (and a free lunch).

Oh, I hope enough of them are smart enough to vote for Le Pen.

ZRizzo's picture

These are very powerful psyops on the masses.  Few are waking up to the theater.  But, many are sound asleep. 

Mossad Agent Richard Gutjahr BUSTED!! Filmed Nice Hoax and Munich Hoax! Wiped Twitter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGLbIHu7LpQ


Implied Violins's picture

What are the odds that this is a false-flag done to SUPPORT Le Pen?

Same thing as Trump: get the populist into office, then discredit them and their entire support base?

Sorry, but SOMEONE's gotta ask the tough questions...

Son of Loki's picture

"The police say they do not have a motive why Ali Mohammed Ahkbar killed all these people."

CheapBastard's picture

"Workplace violence" is what bin Bama would call it. Nothing to do with islamic terrorism.

ZRizzo's picture

I say you either do a drone attack or go home.  /s

VZ58's picture

Yeah sure, or how about it's just your favourite religion of peace in action again. Nah, but that would be too simple...let's invent more stupid reasons why they kill everyone.

ZRizzo's picture

I've given up asking those questions.  If you really want to get a glimpse of why the world is sinking into chaos, begin looking at the occult rituals and symbolism present in all these events.  There are plenty of very smart and brave folks on youtube dissecting these events with a ton of evidence. 

Unfortunately, Youtube has decided to shut them down or demonetize their efforts.  But, a few of them are still reporting the truth and I hope they stay on. 

BetaGap's picture

How to spell Steve Stevens in plain french?

ZRizzo's picture

Order through Chaos.  It will eventually lead to 'Safety, security and prosperity for all".  It's all connected. 

SmackDaddy's picture

Oh bullshit.  Life is cheap to those fucking people.  I'm all out of fucks to give.  No sympathy for muslims and French race traitors.

Rehab Willie's picture
Kalashnikov = The Russians did it
detached.amusement's picture

I just want to know if this policeman's brains came out in a concrete colored little 'poof' like the last french policeman "murrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrdered" by an ak.

Gen. Ripper's picture

Was that supposed to be a funny? I didn't get it.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Life is cheap to those fucking people.  No sympathy.

I would wager that any one of those dads would happily give all that they have to bring back their dead child.


SmackDaddy's picture

And you'd lose that wager.  Sheeeeit man, there are people in Cambodia that sell their 5 year old daughters to sex traffickers.

Stop projecting your values onto people who dont share them.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Stop projecting your values onto people who dont share them.

Stop projecting your lack of values onto people who have them.

Cambodia?

You should see what people do to kids in Oklahoma?

http://www.news9.com/story/34293843/norman-mother-accused-in-sex-slavery...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/oklahoma-witch-life-terms-terrorizing...

SmackDaddy's picture

Clicked on the first one.  Looks like an African to me

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

The second one looks European.

In truth, they are both Americans.

Chances are good that they both claim to be Christians.

SmackDaddy's picture

So sick of muh constitution liberatarian childless boomers............  

You really think the 3rd worlders (((they))) are importing to replace us give a fuck about our history, cultures, and values.  Or your precious Constitution?

Deus Vult!

VZ58's picture

Good grief you are one of the biggest retards here. Go there and hug them then and see how long you last in their Paris, Brussels enclaves. Stick to finance. Your political comments are incredibly naive. Learn something about Islam.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

HH has a flair for the melodramatic and often take a page from Goebbels playbook when he wants to promote his ideology and personal propaganda.He even posts fake pictures when necessary and will not apologize when called out. I wouldn't believe anything from him.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-21/it-looks-war-zone-trump-vindica...

Miffed

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Miffed makes false claims, then gets butthurt when others point out her lies.

Amazing to note the Chinese actually poisoned their own babies with this in baby formula. Deaths in Europe also came from contaminated heparin.

 

This country is immoral and we are foolish to expect anything but duplicity from them.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-22/china-shocked-navarro-appointme...

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

I already fought Miffed, twice.  

Here is the other time, when she claimed that, as a lab tech, she sees the amount of a very expensive outpatient drug her hospital allegedly hands out like candy to inpatients.  

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-25/20-dead-200-hospitalized-after-...

She takes it personally when I call horseshit.

Too bad.

SmackDaddy's picture

Interesting about the formula.  And speaking of Goebbels, you know what them evil Nazi maniacs did?  They setup breastmilk collection sites so that mothers who were unable to nurse their children could still give them the best nourishment:  http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_image.cfm?image_id=2047

Of course that would never work in a "diverse" low-trust society full of diseased degenerate subhumans ;)

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Ah yes, the old deflection ploy and never taking personal responsibility. You're are such a pathetic little boy. Look at me! Look at me! Must have been melamine in your formula with sprinklings of soy.

Miffed

Implied Violins's picture

People are getting blown away left and right and this thread is being jacked because someone's 'got to be right'?? This is almost worse than the spambots.

p.s. you were wrong about Tamiflu in that thread, BTW. And I'm right.