Attack at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic.

Paris, 3 February 2017

Following the savage attack at the Carrousel du Louvre this morning, the nature of which led the Counter-terrorism Division of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to initiate investigations for attempted murder, the President of the French Republic hailed the courage and determination displayed by the soldiers to overpower the assailant.

His thoughts go out to the injured soldier.

He reaffirms the State’s determination to act relentlessly to defend the security of our fellow citizens and combat terrorism, particularly thanks to Operation Sentinelle, which has once again proven its efficiency.

Last modified on 22/02/2017

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