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Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian:

• by Dave Burke

A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum

Police source said the attacker was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before being gunned down

Streets around the Louvre have been evacuated and France's interior ministry branded the incident 'serious'

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as 'terrorist in nature' 

A second person has been arrested, but it is not known if they were linked to the attack

The attacker's identity has not been confirmed but he is known to be an Egyptian national 

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