French soldier opened fire after a suspicious man had tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris, France with a suitcase, Reuters news agency reported citing RTL TV channel on Friday.

Shortly after the news emerged, French Interior Ministry posted a message on Twitter saying that a “serious security incident is taking place at the Louvre.”

Police has cordoned off access to the Louvre, Reuters reports.

Since 2015, France has faced a number of deadly terrorist attacks.

In early January 2015, Islamists killed 17 people in attacks at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office and a kosher food shop in Paris.

On November 13, 2015, Daesh terrorists conducted a series of coordinated attacksin the French capital, killing 130 people and injuring more than 350, many critically.

On July 14, 2016, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and hundreds of others were injured.

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