Published: Sun, May 13, 2018

French Authorities Open Antiterror Probe Into Paris Knife Attack

French Authorities Open Antiterror Probe Into Paris Knife Attack

Hours after the incident the terrorist group ISIS claimed the killer as one of its "soldiers", the SITE Intel group, which monitors terrorist messaging, said. The attack took place in the city's main opera house, which is an area full of restaurants, bars and theatres, AFP reported. Police say they killed a suspect. France's military is active in the US -led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

"France as soon as once more paid the worth of blood however didn't give an inch to the enemies of Freedom", Macron stated in one other tweet.

So-called Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for the attack.

France's military has been active in the coalition since 2014.

"Each of my views go into the sufferers and the injured of this knife attack committed to night in Paris, and into his or her relatives".

Prosecutor Francois Molins said counterterrorism authorities were leading the investigation on potential charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with terrorist motives. The alleged attacker was killed by police.

The knifeman shouted "Allahu akbar" as he attacked people in the Opera district, French prosecutors said.


Paris: An assailant shouting "Allah Akbar" killed a passer-by in a knife attack that also wounded four others in the heart of Paris late on Saturday before he was shot dead by police, French authorities said.

The unidentified suspect carried out a stabbing assault Saturday night within the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris, north of the Seine River, which finally led to 2 casualties, together with the attacker.

According to Parisian police, two of the injured are in critical condition.

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced "heinous act" and praised police "composure" and swift reaction to neutralise the attacker.

The identity of the slain attacker and the reason for his actions were unclear.

Paris has been under high security in recent years after a string of deadly terror attacks commissioned or inspired by the Islamic State, in which dozens of people have been killed. Some nine minutes later the assailant was dead, he added.

"A person attacked five people in the second district of Paris". Meanwhile, local media has published a video showing people reportedly running from the mass stabbing attack.

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