According to French police an attacker who harmed policeman with a hammer has been shot and transported to the hospital. The incident took place outside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, the most emblematic place in French capital, crowded with toursts. It also next to police headquarters. The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media reports. Police discovered two knives in the bag of the assailant. The area is in lockdown.
At the moment the police issued a message, informing that the both policeman and the attacker are transported to hospitals. They also asked to avoid the area.
France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015. The policeman attacked was on duty guarding the historic monument.
“Our hearts are again with the Afghan people at this time. The European Union stands in firm solidarity with the Afghan authorities and our international allies in the fight against terrorism,” – says the statement of the European External Action Service.
“During discussions over the last four days in Beijing with State Councillor, Yang Jiechi and in New Delhi with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, the High Representative has emphasised the importance of the engagement of the international community, and in particular regional actors, in bringing peace to Afghanistan;”
” This is also a message she will take to Moscow next week for discussions with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.”
“Only an inclusive, peaceful resolution of the conflict can bring the stability and prosperity that Afghan citizens deserve.”
The attack in Louvre Museum in Paris happened amid a human rights debate on migration from Libyan coasts. Human rights concerns have looming large at proposed EU plan to block migrants in Libya. (Photo: from Malta Informal Summit)
At EU informal Summit in Malta the heads of states and governments have been discussing the ways to reduce massive flows of Africans fleeing poverty and conflicts, smuggled by traffickers from Libyan coasts. The EU leaders assess methods to close down that route across the central Mediterranean combining naval and financial assistance to the UN-backed government in Libya. The EU has been sensitive to concerns of advocates for refugees denouncing conditions in Libyan detention camps where the migrants are kept, and claiming more efficient organisation of reception of migrants and refugees in Europe, including their timely relocation over continent, to avoid swelling in overcrowded camps in Italy. (Photo: from Louvre Museum the same time)
Lately EU leaders have been criticising USA President Trump for his rejection to accept migrants from seven countries, representing high terrorist threat, including Libya. The US president also reacted on the attack in Louvre Museum.
Internauts are happy that there were no innocent victims of the incident.