'Islamic radical' wounds two police officers on French island of Reunion

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Two police officers have been wounded after a reported terror attack on the French island of Reunion.

Officials say a man suspected of having links with radical Islamic groups shot the officers, according to the Associated Press.

Local media is reporting the man's house was raided after authorities began to monitor his alleged extremist online activity. 

L'Info reported the man confronted officers with a shotgun after they gained entry to his house.

The man was arrested following the incident, and the Paris prosecutor's office has said antiterrorism prosecutors are investigating.

A spokesperson for Reunion's regional administration has said the officers' injuries are not life-threatening.

France's police union has condemned the attack, which comes one week after a gunman opened fire on the Champs-Elysees, killing a police officer.

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