France was under utter shock yesterday when Champs Elysees in Paris was under attack. It was a person who was known to authorities killed a policeman and injured two others before he could get killed.
The attack was carried out in the early hours. French media named the attacker as Karim Cheurfi. Islamic State Group claimed responsibility for the attack. As soon as the attack was reported, the place was cordoned off before the attacker was brought down by the police. He was identified based on the papers left by him in his car and his property is also being searched.
There was another suspect as well linked to this attack who is being probed by the Belgium police. It is to be noted that France is preparing for it’s first round of election on this Sunday. Many candidates had cancelled their campaign.
French President Francois Hollande and US President Donald Trump has condemned the attack.