News 21 april — 16:43

Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

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The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his nameBBC reports.

Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical.

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", adding that the security forces had the full support of the nation and a national tribute would be paid to the fallen policeman.

So-called Islamic State (IS) said one of its "fighters" had carried out the attack.

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