Champs-Elysees attack car 'had guns and gas'

from BBC,

A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, police officials say.

The driver, who was on a security watchlist, died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car. "Security forces have been targeted in France once again," Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said, calling it an "attempted attack". No-one else was hurt in the incident. France is under a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in recent years. A policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in an attack on the Champs-Élysées in April, just days before the first round of the presidential election. Monday's incident occurred a day after the end of France's parliamentary elections, which saw President Emmanuel Macron's party win a majority.

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