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Paris gunman identified by police

21-04-2017

The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris yesterday evening has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. 

Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. 
The BBC reports the gunman also wounded two police officers before he was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees. 

President François Hollande is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France readies for Sunday's presidential poll. Mr Hollande said he was convinced the attack was "terrorist-related", so-called Islamic State (IS) said one of its "fighters" had carried out the attack.