Police officer dead following Paris terrorist attack

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The so-called Islamic State claims one of its ‘fighters’ carried out the attack in Paris last night.

A police officer’s dead and two others seriously hurt after a gunman opened fire in the most famous street in the French capital.

Another person – thought to be a female tourist – was also injured on the Champs-Elysees.

The attacker was shot dead and police are now working to establish whether he had an accomplice.

French Interior Ministry spokesperson Pierre Henri Brandet says officers were deliberately targeted.