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Assault near Eiffel tower leaves German citizen dead: Details inside

06:01 PM | 4 Dec, 2023
Assault near Eiffel tower leaves German citizen dead: Details inside

PARIS - A lethal assault near the Eiffel Tower in central Paris led to the death of a German man and injuries to two other individuals including a British citizen, in an attack involving a knife and a hammer.

The incident occurred just before 9:00 PM local time on Saturday and a 26-year-old French man was apprehended soon after the incident that sent shockwaves across the city. 

Prosecutor Jean-François Ricard revealed that the suspect, identified as Armand R had publicly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group via social media video. The suspect had previously served a four-year prison term in 2016 for attempting to travel to Syria to join IS; the law enforcers have also detained his family members for probe and it is being reported that the suspect was also critical of French policies regarding the ongoing situation in Gaza.

France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin confirmed that the incident took place at Quai de Grenelle and the victim was with his wife when he was attacked.

The suspect had been on the French security services' watch list and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, Darmanin added.

The assailant fled across a nearby bridge, subsequently injuring two more individuals—a French man in his 60s and a 66-year-old British tourist.

Meanwhile, President Emmanuel Macron condemned the act as a "terrorist attack," expressing solidarity with the victims and acknowledging the authorities' prompt response. 

"The national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office will now be responsible for shedding light on this affair so that justice can be done in the name of the French people," he said on social media platform X. 

The central Paris attack comes less than eight months before the French metropolis is set to host the Olympic Games, potentially raising questions about security at the global sporting event.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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