Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

French Police Hunting Second Suspect After Paris Attack

French Police Hunting Second Suspect After Paris Attack

In addition to the note near the body of 39-year-old Frenchman Karim Cheurfi, authorities found a Quran in his vehicle at the scene of yesterday's attack, the sources told AFP.

Police swept through the family home in Chelles in eastern Paris looking for evidence of links with Daesh "ISIL", who claimed he was acting on their behalf. French police arrested three relatives of Cheurfi.

An anti-terror investigation is under way into the incident at the heart of the French capital, which Islamic State has said it carried out.

Some candidates have cancelled or rescheduled final campaign events ahead of Sunday's first-round vote in the two-stage election. UK & France at one in fight against terror.

The first round of presidential elections in France will be held on April 23, the second - on May 7.

"We had to hide our customers in the basement", said Choukri Chouanine, manager of a restaurant near the site of the shooting, adding that there was "lots of gunfire".

Fillon said that if elected he would focus on the destruction of ISIS. "We also have to be clear that we are in a state of emergency".

The Takfiri terror group of Daesh's Amaq news agency claimed responsibility for the attack, identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif, the Belgian". O., while specifying that the individual had presented himself at an Antwerp police station.

The President again weighed in on the attack Friday morning, tweeting, "Another terrorist attack in Paris".

French interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said it was "too early to say" if the man was linked to Thursday night's shooting.

According to The Guardian, an attacker opened fire on a police van on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris. He tried to run away but was killed by return fire.

The shots hit three policemen.

"The guy was shooting to police", one witness said.

A foreign tourist was slightly wounded in her knee by shrapnel during the shooting. But Belgium's interior minister said the pseudonym did not belong to the attacker.

Quoting President Donald Trump, Pence said "we have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant".

Trump was meeting with Gentiloni as news of the incident broke. "I am ready", said independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, while radical left Jean-Luc Melenchon promised that "criminals will never remain unpunished and their accomplices will never be forgotten".

"The Prime Minister has tonight passed on her condolences to President Hollande".

He was among the officers who responded to the gun and bomb attack on the Bataclan concert hall in November 2015, part of a wave of assaults in Paris that killed 130 people.

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