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French, Belgian police in Brussels raids over Paris terror attacks

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Three officers were reportedly wounded in shoot-out during raid to arrest November 13th Paris attacks suspects, while at least two men fled the scene. 

Paris terror attacks heighten bitter divide between police and gendarmerie

France

Policing in France is divided up between the national police force, which covers urban areas, and the gendarmerie, which covers mostly rural zones. The two forces have a historic rivalry, which is further complicated by the sometimes surreal bureaucracy concerning their geographical limits of operation. The terrorist attacks in France in 2015 have exacerbated the mistrust between the two, beginning with tensions between their elite intervention forces which have now spread through the ranks and into mutually denigrating rumour campaigns relayed by the media. Matthieu Suc reports.

The truth about deadly police raid on terror flat near Paris

France— Investigation

In the early hours of November 18th, 2015 officers from the French police's elite antiterrorism unit RAID staged an assault on a flat at Saint-Denis, just north of Paris. The operation led to the death of two terrorists who had carried out the attacks in Paris on November 13th. Mediapart has discovered that though the police claim they came under “sustained” fire during the assault, in fact the terrorists in the flat only fired eleven rounds, against more than 1,500 from police officers. Most of the shots sustained by the police came from their own officers. Matthieu Suc reports.

Armed gunman escape after shopping mall raid north of Paris

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Police released 18 people trapped inside a Primark clothing store in Villeneuve-la-Garenne after an attempted armed robbery.

Police raid Uber offices in Paris over car-pooling app

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The raid is part of an investigation into legality of Uber's 'POP' service connecting non-professional drivers with users for a base price of 1 euro.

Rhino horn thieves use stun gas in Paris museum raid

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Thieves stole a rhinoceros horn in a daylight raid on a museum in the central Marais district of Paris after spraying guards with a paralysing gas.

French consul, wife and daughter wounded in Israeli strike on Gaza

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France's consul to the Gaza Strip, together with his wife and teenage daughter were wounded by shrapnel during an Israeli missile attack.