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Paris Attack May Impact This Weekend's French Presidential Election05:26

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A man walks by a poster with an inscription which translates as "With all my heart with the police, Long live France" on the Champs Elysees in Paris on April 21, 2017, a day after a gunman opened fire on police on the avenue, killing a policeman and wounding two others in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group just days before the first round of the presidential election. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)closemore
A man walks by a poster with an inscription which translates as "With all my heart with the police, Long live France" on the Champs Elysees in Paris on April 21, 2017, a day after a gunman opened fire on police on the avenue, killing a policeman and wounding two others in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group just days before the first round of the presidential election. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

A police officer is dead and two others seriously wounded after a shooting Thursday in Paris that's been claimed by ISIS. The attack comes just as voters in France get ready to head to the polls Sunday to elect their next president.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley) about the impact the attack could have on the French election.

This segment aired on April 21, 2017.

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