Apparent terrorist attack on Paris police station

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Armed police guarding the area of the attack.

UPDATE: The man who was shot by police in Paris on January 7, had previously been stopped and finger printed by them and was on record as being a Moroccan called Ali Sallah who was born in Casablanca in 1995. 

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, however has questioned whether this is his true identity and a TV station claims that it has been told that the man was a Tunisian named Tarek Belkacem according to relatives who recognised him.


REPORTS have been received that a man brandishing a knife and shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Great) was shot dead whilst attempting to storm a police station in the Rue de la Goutte d’or  which is in the 18th arrondissement in Paris on Thursday January 7, the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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It appears that the man was wearing what looked like a vest packed with explosives although once incapacitated his body was checked by a remote controlled sensor and the vest was discovered to be a fake meant to be mistaken for the real thing.

Whether this was a planned terrorist action or the workings of a deranged mind will probably never be known, but on this of all days, authorities in Paris must be guarding against threats both false and genuine.

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