Terrorist shoots two intervention force members on Indian Ocean island

A terrorist described as a radical Islamist by the French security services shot two police officers who came to arrest him Thursday morning on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. The officers from a French police intervention force were moderately wounded but the terrorist was subdued and taken into custody. Prosecutors from the counterterror division of France's Justice Ministry have launched an investigation of the incident, which took place in the city of Saint-Benoit.
Reunion island, a French overseas territory, is located about 900 kilometers east of Madagascar and about 200 kilometers southwest of Mauritius.

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