23rd November 02:08 AM
French security forces shoot a gunman at Orly airport
By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 19/03/2017
(Photo: independent).

French security forces have shot dead a gunman as he attacked a patrol at Orly airport south of Paris.

Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed after putting a gun to a female soldier's head saying he wanted to "die for Allah".

Earlier, the 39‑year‑old had been involved in a shooting and then a carjacking in the Paris area.

The man had been reported as radicalised in the past, and was on a police watch‑list.

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