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Five French police officers injured in Paris shooting

Five French police officers were wounded on Friday in clashes with Kurdish protesters following a shooting attack in Paris that left three Kurds dead.

Local media sources said, “The Kurdish protesters started throwing Molotov cocktails at the law enforcement forces, which resulted in the injury of five policemen and the arrest of one person.”

The French authorities revealed that a 69-year-old man shot on a Kurdish cultural center and a barbershop on the Tenth Avenue in Paris yesterday, Friday, with unknown motives, killing three people and injuring four others, two of whom were in serious condition, while the condition of the other two was described as moderate.

According to the French media, the perpetrator of the attack holds French citizenship and is known to the police for two attempted murders in 2016 and 2021, and has previously been accused of a crime of racist violence.

The attacker was arrested, and the Paris Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into the crime.

In 2021, the man was arrested for allegedly attacking a migrant center in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, injuring two people. He was released pending trial 11 days before Friday’s attack.

According to the same media sources, the shooter was a member of a shooting club and banned from carrying weapons for 5 years.

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