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One killed, four others injured in Paris knife attack

The knife attacker, not identified yet, was shot dead by police, it added

IANS  |  Paris 

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

A man randomly attacked bystanders with a knife on Saturday night in central Paris, prefecture confirmed.

"Five people in the 2nd district of were attacked by an individual armed with a knife," quoted a tweet by the prefecture as saying.

"One victim died. Two were seriously injured and two were wounded slightly," it added.

The knife attacker, not identified yet, was shot dead by police, it added.

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

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

Citing a police source, French newspaper reported that the operating mode of the attacker, who shouted something during the stabbing rampage, suggested a terrorist motivation.

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

A wave of attacks, claimed by the Islamic State (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 which he said was necessary to muscle security at home to combat high terrorism 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.

 

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 01:08 IST
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