Louvre terrorist is Egyptian. Dragnet in Paris for his confederates

The machete-wielding attack on soldiers outside the Paris Louvre museum Friday is an Egyptian. French security officials say several police raids are underway in the French capital, one of them on Rue Ponthieu near the Champs Elysees Avenue. DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources: The solo attack outside the Louvre is believed to have been the opener for a large-scale assault by a number of terrorists. The attacker is in hospital after being shot by the soldiers. The French president said he will be questioned when it is possible.

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