February 3, 2017 / 8:11 PM / 2 years ago

Egypt's ministry of interior confirms Louvre attack suspect is Egyptian: two security sources

French police secure the site near the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, February 3, 2017 after a French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s interior ministry has received conformation from the country’s embassy in Paris that the machete-wielding man suspected of attacking a soldier at the Louvre museum on Friday is Egyptian, two Egyptian security sources said.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, said they are waiting to receive further information before beginning an investigation.

The Paris attacker was shot and wounded.

Reporting by Ahmed Mohammed Hassan; Writing by Amina Ismail; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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