Paris shooting: Everything we know the morning after the deadly attack


It just never ends.

June 13, 2016: Two French police officers are murdered in their home in front of their 3-year-old son.

The attack was later claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS/ISIL).

Poutou, a car-factory worker backed by anti-capitalist party NPA, says the roots of extremist attacks are neither in mosques nor migrant camps. "It's us or them", he said.

"The people of France will not take much more of this", he added.

The French prosecutors' office said the counter-terrorism office had opened an inquiry. Reuters cited a police source as saying that the law enforcement had issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in the shooting, who had arrived from Belgium by train.

The man France alerted Belgian security services to as a possible suspect in the deadly Paris shooting has turned himself in to Belgian police in the city of Antwerp, France's Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens told VRT network early Friday that "at this moment we have no information about Belgian links".

Police have detained three of his family members for questioning, as investigators seek to determine whether he was acting alone and where he got his weapons.

Isil claimed the shooting, days before French presidential elections, via its Amaq news agency, naming the attacker as Abu Yousif al-Bajiki (the Belgian), but police said the identity had not been confirmed.

One police officer killed, two others were injured and a female tourist was also hurt before police shot and killed the suspect.

While in detention, Cheurfi had also shot and wounded a prison officer after seizing his gun.

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Police vehicles barricaded a local avenue and subway stations were sealed off.

Fillon also said the fight against "Islamist totalitarianism" should be the priority of the next president. "But anxious voters may turn, instead, to experienced conservative politician and former Prime Minister Francois Fillon".

Officers searched the home of the dead attacker in a town east of Paris, a police source said.

The source notes that a gunman opened fire on police at Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring at least two others.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Mr Cazenueve said the government and security forces were fully mobilised after the fatal shooting of a policeman in Paris, with only days to go until Sunday's national poll.

Meanwhile, the French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said nothing will stop the French presidential elections from going ahead in the wake of the Champs-Élysées attack, ITV News reported.

"The whole of Europe is targeted because it represents the values and ideals of peace", he said.

Steve White, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: "Once again the police family is in mourning and it serves to underline how courageous officers are putting their life on the line day in and day out to protect the public".

Trump offered condolences to France and called the attack "a awful thing" during a joint news conference Thursday with the Italian prime minister at the White House.

Police closed off a large part of the Champs-Elysees Thursday.

Three candidates - Le Pen, Center-right candidate Francois Fillon and centrist independent, Emmanuel Macron - announced they were suspending their campaigns.