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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BenBache's picture

Totally bogus.  Like all the hoaxes the producers play on the credulous audience.  Some of them so obvious it pains me that people coud believe them for a second.  The "assassiantion" of the Russian ambassador in Turkey for example.  The "assassassin' goes into at least two deliberate Tarot poses during the event.  Look for yourself.  

jaketfs's picture

You are correct , few here will do the research.

Overdrawn's picture

The people who have allowed, even encouraged these terrorist to freely come to Europe should be immediately removed from public office and charged with serious crimes against national security.  The European politicians are traitors to their countries and the indiginous European populations.

RICKYBIRD's picture

The shooter was obviously aiming to get all the undecided voters to choose Le Pen.

serotonindumptruck's picture

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

Well, that settles it then.

We simply cannot allow Marine Le Pen to gain a political advantage.

When all else fails, just change the rules.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Stand on Zanzibar 2017!

 

The muzzie muckers must be fused.

Brazen Heist's picture

ISIS also wants Le Pen voted in

They just cast their early ballots

YHWH is greater's picture

There is hope, as by now everybody is aware that islam is the problem, even if most people are too scared to say it openly.

The cowards will find the courage to vote against this shit.

You know like those annonymoud delations in WW2...

BAN islam before it bans your way of life.

Deport the shit of those fuckers, ALL of them.

And don't tell me some were born there, the Jews were born in Germany too, and a solution was found.

Be creative, deport, and / or exterminate.

 

Brazen Heist's picture

If you volunteer yourself first we'll consider the solution

YHWH is greater's picture

You should know that the parasite Jews were living among the Isrealites (Hebrews) like they live today among French, Americans, Germans, etc...

And yes, already in Jesus time they had control of religion, politics, "justice", finance etc...

Jews don't even have the right to utter the great name of my Father Yahweh.

Fuck you ignorant asshole !

Brazen Heist's picture

Aren't you all fighting over ultimately the same god?

YHWH is greater's picture

Jews stole our Identity, holy land, money, and pretend to be the chosen people of OUR God :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DC4UatExo

In America Jews pretend to be Americans, in Germany, : Germans, in ancient Israel : Israelites, etc..

Brazen Heist's picture

Umm OK, thanks for the history lesson.

I'm very well aware of how sneaky Jews can be.

Religion's not my forte however, I've evolved past and outgrown this hindrance, and advise my fellow man to do the same.

 

YHWH is greater's picture

It's about being the chosen RACE, not about religion, genetic & archeology prove that there is only one white race (Adamic), more of the same here :

Migrations of the Lost Tribes of Israel (Saxons, Scythians, Celts) - E Raymond Capt -Ancient History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch0cEl3orRE

God becomes much less repulsive once you know that Jesus was not jew !!!

And if you stop mistaken me for a jew, I will stop mistaken you for an asshole.

Peace, man.

 

Joebloinvestor's picture

As I have said, France needs to start launching some people from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

EINSILVERGUY's picture

There is no such thing as Islamic Terrorism..... There is only Islam.

Abaco's picture

Fucking frogs better grow some balls.  Hope Le Pen takes it big time!

Crusader75's picture

Clearly trying to help Le Pen get elected. Gee, I wonder why.  Don't be as easily fooled as Bush and Cheney were by 9-11, doing exactly what Bin Laden wanted.

Blanco Diablo's picture

One does not need more than two brain cells of logic to understand Muslims and Islam in a nutshell~

Since every Muslim is Sharia compliant, every Muslim cannot ever be a Law abiding LOYAL citizen in ANY non Muslim nation because these nations do not submit to Allah’s Sharia.

Hence every Muslim is the Eternal and Mortal enemy of every non Muslim Infidel/ Kafir on planet Earth (80% of current humanity)

Every Muslim is a potential Mass Murderer the instant he/ she decides that he/she is NOT Sharia compliant enough. (Not ALL Muslims are Terrorists but 100% of Terrorists against Infidels are MUSLIMS)

Every Muslim is therefore a hair trigger Time Bomb primed to go off

Only in the WARPED imagination of leftists and Muslim apologists can one find Moderate Militant Radical or Extremist Muslims because in reality Muslims are Muslims just as Nazis are Nazis and no one ever addressed Nazis as Moderate Militant Radical or Extremist

Therefore, because Sharia prohibits them, no Muslim can ever be LOYAL to the laws or the peoples who are Infidels/ Kuffar

All other explanations are superfluous and redundant

Kefeer's picture

This is about terrorism bought and paid for by the global MIC under the guise of ISIS, AL-CIAda, ISIL, IS, Daesh etc.  The Islamic umbrella is much like the Christian umbrella in that any are not Muslim and many are not Christian.  Just as most so-called Christians do not know what the Scripture says; likewise most Muslims do not know either.

Catahoula's picture

One more wake up call for the hairy cheese Eatin fucks before the election

WorkingClassMan's picture

Well at least France has diversity.  You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette. 

DaBard51's picture

"Yielding"?  or "Wielding"?

Decide correctly, headline-writer, or face my wrath, you must.

 

 

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

 

samsara's picture

Why do everyone of these guys ALWAYs leave guns and explosives in their apartment ?

Wouldn't you think if you were going out on a job, most likely die, and you don't give your equipment and stuff with your friends?

Not just turn them over to police who will find.

jaketfs's picture

Because it is all bullshit.

apocalypticbrother's picture

These French are pretty wimpy. 1 cop is killed and they stop campaigning and talk about cancelling elections. Pathetic

Kefeer's picture

That is called politics; perhaps they need the time to put Le Pen out to pasture.  Just know it is a political move and this event may have been created for that reason...we will likely never know.

me or you's picture

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

 

"Telegram messaging service."-Yeah they're looking for any excuses to go after encrypted messaging apps.

milking institute's picture

Aluh Fuckbar! where's my goat,muhamad horny!

Jack Oliver's picture

ISIS 'claims responsibility ' - ISIS has a VOICE !!

Palestinians have no FUCKING 'voice' !!

Yemeni's have no FUCKING 'voice' !!

Syrians have no FUCKING voice !!

Returned veterans have no FUCKING voice !!

The 'news' has become FUCKING fantasy !!

The MSM is a FUCKING disgrace and treats dignified humanity with FUCKING contempt !!

Brazen Heist's picture

ISIS is the bastard child of the Zionist-Wahhabi alliance to advance their agenda in the Middle East.

Like Al Qaeda, once you make a pact with the devil, you lose control inevitably and it blows right back in your face.

The elites in power don't want to admit this inconvenient little truth.

Hans-Zandvliet's picture

My standard reaction to "terror" attacks: it's a false-flag attack until proven otherwise.

Just wait and see for a week or two how the story breaks down (various times changing narrative and/or discovery of ID-cards, and/or contradicting information comming out, and/or news about a terror-drill of the same sort taking place at the same time, and/or similar suspicious info coming out).

One of We's picture

Update 16: It turns out it wasn't mohammed but a Le Pen supporter disguised as a member of the peace loving amish.  Even goat fuckers know big white trucks are the right tool for the job if you really want carnage..... 

Zepper's picture

All offence intended these fucking terrorists really suck at being terrorists lol. THANK GOD!

 

What a bunch of fucking morons. Talk about incompetent. I think we have nothing to fear from these LOSERS!

 

johnson's picture

How does one yield a Kalashinikov?

Zerohedge doesn't proof-read I guess -- not even the headlines.

 

frontierland's picture

 

Another crazy Frenchman, Abu Yusuf al-Baljiki, turns on his own people...

BlussMann's picture

Good one. LIke all these "good" "new" Americans. Stupid French.

IranContra's picture

ISIS = Iran  ISIS is Iranian militia

Iran is under international pressure. This Iranian state-sponsored terrorism in France is pressure on France to stay out of Trump's war on Iran.

 

Grandad Grumps's picture

The CIA claimed responsibility????

Screw them. But, they are just taking orders from AI.

BlussMann's picture

The New Normal in Multi Culti Western Europe. Those strict gun laws really keep down the terrorism don't they ? Western Europeans are as stupid as the Swedes. Cancel NATO, Prez Trump, no one wants Europe except the stinking, raping, murdering Arabs.

jet20's picture

They would have to ban alot more than guns by now to restore peace, all the while ignoring the white, Quran-abiding elephant in the room of course. After all, a devout adherent of the religion of peace is most adept at using ANY tool of daily life to smash infidels to pieces!

KFBR392's picture

fuck these extreme muslims (i know...whats the difference right?) are just getting old. chill the fuck out u daft faggots. blow yourselves up and leave the rest of us alone. Jesus loves you...but not sure why or how. proof Hes beyond human.

doomchild's picture

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/europe/champs-elyses-in-paris-closed/index...

"The man was a French national who shot two officers in 2001 after being stopped by a police car, the source said. He was taken into custody but while being questioned grabbed another officer's gun and shot him three times, the source said."

The French Fucks deserve what they got today. And they will get more, this is not over yet. It will be a long bloody and painful journey before the French realize that they have been setup for religious civil war by the liberal left. 

Handful of Dust's picture

Looks like the French police are "weasels" also. This killed had been flagged as a terrorist an dyet here he is with an AK mowing down people. Sounds like they are using the Comey method of allowing these terrorists free reign of the streets as he did with the Orlando killer who was followed by the weasels and even interviewed but ordered by Lowrenta to step down...and then the muzlim killed 50 or so gays in Orlando.

man of Wool's picture

Trumps fault

He was supposed to have attacked ISIS after 30 days and destroyed them by now./s 

Fucking bullshitter.

JailBanksters's picture

No it wasn't I did It

They're just glory seekers