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The trial of the Carrousel terrorist opens


On February 3, 2017, an Egyptian attacked Sentinel soldiers patrolling the Louvre in Paris with a machete.

The Islamist attack on February 3, 2017, was the first in a series of six attacks perpetrated that year against the internal security forces (police, gendarmes, Sentinel soldiers).

Abdallah el-Hamahmi, 33-year-old Egyptian, appears from Monday until June 24, before the specially composed assize court.

He is on trial for "attempted terrorist assassinations on persons holding public authority" and "criminal terrorist criminal association".

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On Friday February 3, 2017, shortly before ten in the morning, Abdallah el-Hamahmi entered the Carrousel du Louvre.

Soldiers of the 1st parachute hunter regiment ask him to open his two bags.


"Allah akbar",

the man immediately attacks them with a machete in each hand.

He wants to strike a first soldier, who pushes him back, then attacks a second, who falls and is slightly wounded in the scalp.

The terrorist is then hit with several retaliatory shots.

Seriously injured,

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Source: lefigaro

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