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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Egyptian attacks soldiers with machetes in Paris

A French soldier shot and injured a machete-wielding Egyptian at the Louvre Museum in Paris.Egyptian security officials have identified the alleged attacker as Abdullah Reda El Hamahmy, 29, from Dakahlia, Reuters reports. El Hamahmy is alleged to have attacked two soldiers checking bags near the museum’s shopping mall and was shot in the abdomen, prosecutor Francois Molins said. The Associated Press says the investigation is now looking at whether El Hamahmy acted alone. French President Francois Hollande, however, said he is certain it was an act of terrorism. El-Hamahmy’s family denied their son had any affiliation with terrorist groups and said he was a “normal young man.” The New York Times also has the story.

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