Two French police officers have been shot and wounded on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion as they tried to arrest a suspected radical Islamist.
The suspect opened fire with a shotgun as a special police squad raided his home in the town of Saint Benoit.
Police said the man, who is in his 20s and in custody, was spreading Islamist propaganda online.
Weapons and ingredients used to make Molotov cocktails were found at his flat, France’s interior minister said.
Local media said the officers were not seriously injured and the suspect was also shot during the raid.
“This morning, two policemen in La Reunion were wounded while arresting a dangerous individual,” read a local police statement.
France’s counter-terrorism authorities have opened an investigation into the incident.
Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the suspect’s mother was also being questioned.
Reunion, which lies between Madagascar and Mauritius, is a French overseas territory and …
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