Cop shot amid tension over Paris newspaper attack

2015-01-08 11:19

Paris - Paris police say an officer has been shot on the city's southern edge.

The shooting of the officer comes a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people - including two police - in an assault on a satirical newspaper. France's top security official left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene of today's shooting, which comes amid high tension.

Paris police and a French security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said it was too early to draw any connection between the shootings.

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