One killed, four others injured in Paris knife attack

At least one dead in central Paris stabbing

Amaq news agency, the group's propaganda arm, released a statement describing the attacker as a "soldier of the Islamic State" and claimed the atrocity was in response to its calls to target countries bombing its territories in Syria and Iraq.

French police confirmed to Reuters that one victim was also killed in the attack. Two were in serious condition and two others had minor injuries.

"France has once again paid in blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom".

Authorities said the incident was a terror attack.

Beyond the police cordon, however, crowds still filled nearby cafes and the city's night life resumed its normal pace soon after the attack.

The attack took place on Rue Monsigny in the second arrondissement, an area that lies between the main opera house and the Louvre museum, two major tourist attractions. The claim was not substantiated and French officials outright didn't say the attack was linked to the terrorist group.


Citing local media reports, nydailynews.com stated that the attacker, a north-African man in his mid-twenties, shouted "Allahu Akbar" while carrying out the attack. A buddy got here to her assist and the attacker left, "hitting on all of the doorways, all of the retailers", the witness informed BFM.

Aggression at Paris " I espouse the chilly bloodstream along with responsiveness of those police forces who neutralized the assailant. He turned onto another street, and everyone scattered, the witness said. She said she went outside to see what happened and "I saw a guy lying on the ground".

Speaking to reporters early Sunday, Collomb said the other four people injured are out of danger.

France president, Emmanuel Macron took to a micro-blogging site and said his thoughts were with the victims of the attack and praised the "courage" of police who "neutralized the terrorist". The alleged attacker was killed by police.

Paris authorities called for calm and understanding.

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