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    Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy in Paris

05:14 24 May 2022 Author :  

Asecurity guard has been killed at the Qatar Embassy in the French capital Paris and one person has been arrested as part of the investigation, the Paris prosecutor's office said Monday.

The killing of a guard at the Qatar Embassy in Paris was a "heinous and unjustified" crime, the embassy said, as French prosecutors opened an investigation.

The incident did not appear to have any links to terrorism, a source close to the probe said.

The incident took place at around 6:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. GMT), the source said, adding that the suspect had entered the embassy and had a row with the security guard, who died after being punched.

"An investigation was opened today on the count of murder," the prosecutor's office said.

The Paris prosecutor's office confirmed the death and said one person had been arrested at the site.

"We await the result of the investigation and ask for the private life of the deceased's family to be respected," the embassy said on Twitter.

Newspaper Le Parisien said earlier on Monday that one person had been killed within the embassy, citing police sources./Reuters

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