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Louvre reopens: Attacker identified as 29-year-old Egypt-born Abdullah Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy


PARIS: World’s largest museum Louvre that also harbors Mona Lisa was reopened today. It closed its doors to visitors after a machete-wielding 29-year-old Egypt-born Abdullah Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy attacked the guards, slightly injuring one solder. The attacker was shot and injured critically. 


According to Sahibzada Ateeq, NewsPakistan.TV correspondent here, the accused was shot four times in the lower abdomen. With bullets in his vital organs including kidneys chances of attacker’s survival seem to be slim.

The accused, who (in accordance with initial reports) does not have a criminal record, is thought to have travelled on a tourist visa last month from Dubai.

The French security agencies are still endeavoring to find out whether he was associated with any belligerent group.  



PARIS: Louvre Museum has been evacuated when a man (reportedly shouting Allah-o-Akbar) attacked a soldier slightly wounding him here, has been shot today Morning.

NewsPakistan.TV correspondent has reported from Paris that though the attacker is still alive, chances of his survival is slim.

He has received bullet injuries in the lower abdomen damaging his kidneys severely.

According to details the man, wearing a backpack, tried to enter the Museum when he was challenged by the soldiers who were patrolling the area. But he was shot and wounded at the entrance to the Carrousel du Louvre, an underground shopping mall under the Museum.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Far-Right National candidate Marine Le Pen (who has tweeted Support our troops who are on the front line against the threat and Islamic barbarism #Louvre) will take leverage of the situation. Particularly, when the election is only three months away. 

Trump too caught at the opportunity: 


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.