Soldier injured in terrorist attack at Le Louvre, France
Little over an hour ago (9am GMT) soldiers managed to gun down a man who attempted to attack them with a machete near Le Louvre, the famous art museum in Paris. It’s said the attacker tried to enter Le Louvre itself.
The head of the Paris police states that the man shouted “Allahu akhbar” and managed to injure a soldier. The attacker was critically injured after the armed patrol opened fire.
The nearby area has been evacuated as the French ministry said a “serious public security incident” is underway.
A backpack worn by the attacker is being investigated by explosives experts.
The attack comes after several terrorist plots have been prevented in several European countries over the last few weeks.