A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say.
The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured.
One soldier received a head injury.
Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the attack was “terrorist in nature”. The Louvre, home to numerous celebrated art works, is the most visited museum in the world.
Police say five shots were fired at the man, who was taken to hospital.