Terror on the Champs-Elysees: how newspapers reacted to the Paris attack

Our Foreign Staff


The latest Paris attack dominates the front pages in France and around the world on Friday. 

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Élysées boulevard on Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding another before police shot and killed him. Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense presidential election.

Here is how newspapers covered the news.

Le Parisien (France)

Paris's main paper lets the event speak for itself. "Attack on the Champs-Elysees," reads the headline, "Yesterday one policeman was killed and two others were seriously wounded. The attacker has been killed. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack."

Le Parisien FP

Le Figaro (France)

"Terrorism strikes again in Paris" says the centre-right daily's front page, with a sprinkling of other election news, warning that the far-Left and far-Right candidates would be bad for the economy and noting Nicolas Sarkozy's endorsement of the centre-right candidate Francois Fillon. 


Figaro FP

La Depeche (France)

"Deadly shootout on the Champs-Elysees"

La Depeche front page

La Voix Du Nord (France) 

"Attack on the Champs-Elysees"

Voix du Nord FP

Sud Ouest (France)

"Murderous shootout on the Champs"

SudOuest FP

La Repubblica (Italy)

Italian newspaper La Repubblica features the attack on its front page: "Paris, Isil terror on the election" the headline reads.

Corriere della Sera (Italy)

Italian daily Corriere dela Sera says: "Attack on Paris: terror on the vote"

The Daily Telegraph

The Times

Daily Mail

The Guardian



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