BREAKING: Another shooting in Paris as gunman opens fire on police officersPosted by J Craig on January 8, 2015
PARIS, France — Another shooting occurred in Montrouge, France just outside Paris on Thursday morning just one day after the deadly newspaper attack.
Security forces detained a man soon after the shooting but he was not the shooter, police said. They then raided a hotel room nearby but that was unsuccessful.
A 20-year-old female trainee police officer was killed when a man opened fire in the street just after 8 a.m. The gunman is still at large.
The French government has placed the country on the highest state of terror alert after an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, including two police on Wednesday.
Paris announced that an extra 650 soldiers and 2,000 more police officers will patrol the streets of the capital on Thursday.
In a tweet, the French president François Hollande has said: “Freedom will always be stronger than barbarism. Our best weapon is our unity.”
“France has to be at war against Islamist fundamentalists. They are at war against France.” – Marine Le Pen, Far-right party (Front National) leader
The Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé called for an upholding of national unity, “for as long as possible.” He also asked “the Muslim community representatives to speak up and say that Islam does not mean the ideology of murder. We will resist.”
According to the interior ministry security personnel including 50,000 police officers, 32,000 gendarmes and 1,150 soldiers have been mobilized across the country.
French investigators found a dozen Molotov cocktails and two jihadist flags in the getaway car used in the massacre at a Paris magazine, a source close to the case told AFP Thursday.
Police are still searching for the two suspects in the Charlie Hedbo attacks who are believed to be the Kouachi brothers, Cherif, 32 and Said, 34. Cherif Kouachi was known to police in France after spending time in prison.
An 18-year old Hamyd Mourad turned himself into police on Wednesday after seeing his name circulating on social media.
There have been on-going terror raids going on in France over the last couple of days.
French special operations forces deployed on Thursday in a northern town where two brothers suspected in the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said nine people remain in custody in connection with the investigation into the terror raids. Various raids have been carried out and numerous properties have been searched. Around 90 witnesses have given statements to police.
A vehicle exploded in the Villejuif area to the south of Paris on Thursday evening.
— killwill13 (@killwill13) January 8, 2015
An American cartoonist shows solidarity with Charlie Hebdo
This cartoon is by Tom Stiglich:
“I’m a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist with Creators Syndicate. I feel for our friends in France. Here’s a cartoon that I did showing American cartoonists’ support for the fallen journalists from Charlie Hebdo.”
Solidarity is being shown all around the world.
We are all cartoonists now.
Police are currently searching the Retz forest for the Paris terror suspects. This forest is one of many leads they are receiving.
Please stay with ANM News on this developing story.
NOTE: This story has been edited for content after publication.
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