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IS claims responsibility of Paris knife attack

IANS  |  Paris 

Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed the responsibility of the knife attack in which the person who stabbed five people in late on Saturday yelled "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great", François Molins said.

A man randomly attacked bystanders with a knife on Saturday night in central One victim died and two were seriously injured and two were wounded lightly.

The knife attacker, who French called a terrorist, is dead.

The incident took place in Opera district of central Paris and the site was about 400 metres away from Paris Opera House, reports

The of IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online.

The said "the person who executed the stabbing in Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State." The statement also said the assailant acted in response to calls to attack anti-IS coalition countries.

IS did not provide proof to substantiate the claim and no authorities or security sources have yet verified the authenticity of the claim, reported.

Macron said he salutes the courage of the police who "neutralied the terrorist" in the Paris knife attack, according to a tweet from his official account.

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

has become a major target of frequent terrorist attacks in recent years.

A wave of attacks, claimed by the IS, had broken several times the calm at home with the bloodiest was in Paris where a series of explosives and shootings left 130 victims in November of 2015.

In October 2017, French signed law which he said was necessary to muscle security at home to combat high menace.

The bill enshrines emergency security rules into that allow police will have more power to search, arrest without approval and restrict people movements and gathering.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 07:14 IST