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Paris attack: Two people, including police officer shot by unidentified man

Paris: France's top security official says two people, including a police officer, have been gravely wounded in a shooting on the southern edge of Paris.

A policewoman and a city employee were critical Thursday after a man fired on them with an automatic rifle outside Paris, police said, but no link has yet been established with Wednesday's deadly magazine attack.

A suspect has since been detained, another source close to the case said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has rushed to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.

 Paris attack: Two people, including police officer shot by unidentified man

French President Francois Hollande, center left, flanked with French Interior Minister Bernard cazeneuve, right, walk outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. AP

Interior Minister Berbard Cazeneuve said authorities were doing their utmost to identify and arrest the attacker, and he cautioned against jumping to conclusions, a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people — including two police — in an assault on a satirical newspaper.

Cazeneuve left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene of Thursday's shooting. Paris police said it was too early to draw any connection between the shootings. France is on its highest level of alert.

Agencies

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2015 14:53:11 IST