IS claims responsibility for Paris attack


"(The attacker) is French, born in Chechnya in 1997.

"The author of this knife attack in Paris 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 global forces, including France, that are fighting militants in Syria and Iraq.

In the video released by SITE the attacker reaffirms his commitment to fighting a "holy war" against infidels. It was unclear if he was residing with his parents in the French capital when he carried out the attack.

This undated photo made available to the Associated Press on the condition that its source not be revealed, shows Khamzat Azimov.

According to a police source Agency, the detainee is "closest friend" of the alleged terrorist.

— by Elaine Ganley in Paris.

When police arrived, the attacker rushed at them shouting "I will kill you". The attack happened just after 9 the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, rue Monsigny, he said.

Witnesses reported the assailant shouted "Allahu akbar" - "God is Greatest" - before starting his stabbing spree.

A judicial source said authorities were looking into whether the anti-terrorism prosecutor's office should be handling the case. I was curious and went outside again.

The attacker was born in Chechnya, a republic in southwest Russian Federation, in 1997, a judicial source in Paris told CNN on Sunday.

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Many but not all of the people on France's S file (the "S" stands for security) have been involved in the series of deadly jihadist attacks across France since 2015. Four other people were injured, two of them seriously.

The attacker struck in a retail and dining precinct on Saturday night (local time). "Police intervened immediately", Pierre Gaudin, a senior official at the Paris prefecture, said.

The Chechen leader also said France is at fault for the suspects radicalization. Four more people were injured. The attacker's parents are under questioning.

In a tweet Sunday, the president called for a change in our thought process regarding terror after ISIS claimed the attack.

-By Angela Charlton in Paris. But he had a clean criminal record and did not know his victims, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said.

It wasn't clear whether the assailant had been flagged for radicalism in the past.

Hundreds of Chechens have joined Islamic militant groups in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere in recent years. The assailant had no identifying documents on him.

"I was working in the restaurant and suddenly I heard a woman screaming. he came and attacked her", recalled Jonathan, a witness working nearby who wouldn't provide his last name. Their lives were out of danger Sunday.

In 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron signed an anti-terror law in order to replace the state of emergency which was imposed after terror attacks in Paris in November 2015 that killed 139 people.