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Suspected attacker 'downed' after driving into police car in Paris

The Champs-Elysees avenue was hit by another attack earlier in the year Credit: AP

A driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris has died, France’s interior minister said.

Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene Monday that the man’s motives weren’t immediately clear.

Bomb squad officers are the scene on the city’s most famous avenue, which is popular with tourists. It was the second major incident on the avenue this year.

An attacker defending the Islamic State group shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before a presidential election, prompting an extensive security operation.

France is under a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.