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Paris cordon off Champs Elysees after car hits police van

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    Police patrol security cordon on Champs Elysee in Paris on 19 JuneImage copyright Reuters

    A security operation is under way in Paris around the Champs Elysees area, after a car crashed into a police van before bursting into flames, officials say.

    The driver is “on the ground… unconscious,” French news agency AFP reports, quoting a police source.

    It was not immediately clear if the incident was accidental or deliberate.

    France is currently in a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terror attacks in recent years.

    A policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in an attack on the Champs Elysees in April, just days before the presidential election.

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    The national police Twitter account said (in French) that there was an “ongoing police operation”, warning people to respect the security cordon.

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