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IS releases video of Paris attacker vowing loyalty to the terrorist group

Speaking in French, he vows allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

AFP/ PTI  |  Beirut 

French police secure a street after a man killed a passer-by in a knife attack in the heart of Paris
French police secure a street after a man killed a passer-by in a knife attack in the heart of Paris

Islamic State, which has claimed the deadly knife attack in this weekend, released a video today of a young man it claims was the attacker pledging allegiance to the jihadi group.

The posted the using Telegram, featuring a young man wearing a hood with only his eyes exposed as the lower part of his face is covered by a black cloth.

Speaking in French, he vows allegiance to IS leader

The attack in central on Saturday night by a knifeman later shot dead by police, left one person dead and four wounded.

"The author of this knife attack in is a soldier of the Islamic State and the operation had been carried out in retaliation against the states in the coalition," said a "security source" at Amaq, referring to the forces including which are fighting jihadists in and Iraq.

The attacker killed at the scene by French police has been identified as Khamzat Azimov, a 20-year-old French citizen born in Chechnya who had been on two watchlists for suspected Islamist extremism.

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 07:00 IST
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