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French police officer killed by gunman in Paris ‘terror’ attack

A police officer has been killed and another wounded in what police believe was probably a terror shooting incident in Paris.
 
Police sources say the officers were attacked on the Champs-Elysees and the person who fired on them has also been killed.
 
At least two attackers are reported to be involved and authorities are warning people to avoid the area.
 
An eyewitness told Reuters a man got out of a car and began shooting “with a kalashnikov.”
 
But French media are reporting two shots were fired in the incident near the Marks and Spencer store and one of the attackers is still at large.
 
Many police vehicles can be seen on the famous avenue.
 
A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting, saw a man’s body on the ground and the area was quickly evacuated by police.
Courtesy of Sky News

Terror Attack – Injuries And Deaths Reported In Stockholm, Sweden

A truck has crashed into a department store Ahlens at Drottninggatan in the centre of Stockholm
A truck has crashed into a department store Ahlens at Drottninggatan in the centre of Stockholm
Police say they are investigating a ‘deliberate’ attack after a truck drove into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing two people.
 
Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired in the area, although security services are yet to confirm.
 
There are also reports of a separate shooting incident in a second location about 20 minutes from the pedestrian shopping street where the crash took place.
 
According to the Swedish paper Aftonbladet, one eye witness in the shopping mall said she saw “hundreds of people” running for their lives.
 
Another witness described the panic, saying: “I went to the main street when a big truck came out of nowhere. I could not see if anyone was driving it but it got out of control. I saw at least two being run over. I ran as fast as I could from there.”
 
Others reported hearing screams and seeing “a huge truck” crashing into the wall of a shop in the Ahlens Mall.
 
Armed police have now cordoned off an area, and police cars, helicopters and ambulances are at the scene.
Courtesy of Sky News