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Paris police station invaded by fleas

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A police commissariat in north-east Paris has been forced to close public access to its building because of an invasion over recent weeks of fleas which police staff unions say have bitten a number of officers.

Paris police station attacker 'had no accomplices'

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But French minister says he cannot confirm that dead man, named as Tarek Belgacem, had previously stayed in German refugee centre.

French security under scrutiny after Charlie Hebdo anniversary attack

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President Hollande’s speech on 2015 massacre marked by shooting of knifeman in Paris and debate on efficacy of intelligence forces.

Anti-terror inquiry opened into attempted attack on Paris police station

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Prosecutors say man, named as Sallah Ali, was carrying butcher’s knife and paper on which the Islamic State flag was printed.

Witnesses contradict official account of 'Islamic terror attack' on French police station


On December 20th, 20-year-old Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead by police in Joué-lès-Tours, west-central France, after he reportedly attacked a police station wielding a knife with which he wounded three officers while shouting the phrase ‘god is great’ in Arabic “up until his last breath”, according to some media. The French interior minister hailed the “professionalism” and “level-headedness” of the officers involved, and an investigation into the events was immediately handed to anti-terrorist police. Burundian-born Nzohabonayo, a Muslim convert who had recently posted a photo of the flag of Islamic State on his Facebook page, has been widely presented as acting for the cause of Islamic extremism. But one week after his death, a quite different version of events has emerged. According to several witnesses, he was shot while using a knife to resist arrest outside the police station, where he was being brought for questioning over a fight involving one of the station's officers and two black youths. Yannick Sanchez reports.

Knife attack on French police linked to 'Islamist motives'

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Investigators say evidence points to 'Islamist motives' for an attack on a police station that left three officers wounded and the assailant shot dead.

Man shot dead after attacking police station in central France

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The knife-wielding, Burundi-born French national reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he wounded three officers before being shot dead.