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Police officer dies in shooting in Montrouge at Paris' edge

Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers gather at the site of a shooting in Montrouge, south of Paris Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris on Thursday, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Police officer dies in shooting in Montrouge at Paris' edge

An assailant opened fire on a police officer on the southern edge of Paris early Thursday, killing her and injuring a nearby street sweeper before fleeing, officials and a witness said. France's interior minister cautioned against jumping to conclusions a day after the deadly assault on a satirical newspaper that killed 12 people.

The attacker in the pre-dawn shooting Thursday remained at large, said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. It was not immediately clear whether the attack was linked to the assault on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in which two police officers were among the dead. (AP)

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