Macron firm after Paris stabbing claimed by IS

  • Macron firm after Paris stabbing claimed by IS

Macron firm after Paris stabbing claimed by IS

One person was killed and four others were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack before the assailant was killed.

(Picture: AP) A knife-wielding assailant has killed one person and injured four in the centre of Paris before being killed by police.

The Paris prosecutor arrived at the site of the attack, on rue Monsigny, near many bars and theaters as well as the opera.

"A person attacked five people in the second district of Paris".

Paris police said there were five total stabbing victims: one killed, two seriously injured, and two lightly injured. The police first received a call about the attacker at 8.47 pm local time (12 minutes past midnight Indian Standard Time), Reuters reported.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed accountability for Saturday evening's knife assault saying it was in response to ISIS' requires supporters to focus on members of the USA -led navy coalition squeezing the extremists out of Iraq and Syria, the Aamaq information company stated in a press release.

In October 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron signed anti-terrorism law which he said was necessary to muscle security at home to combat high terrorism menace.

France has been repeatedly targeted by IS and experienced multiple deadly attacks.

It took place in the heart of the French capital in an district renowned for the Paris opera and many landmark retail stories.

"France once again pays the price of blood". "Police intervened immediately", Pierre Gaudin, a senior official at the Paris prefecture, said.

There was no immediate information about the suspect's motive.

The identity of the attack defendant and reason for its attack are uncertain.

Authorities are working to identify the assailant and anyone who might have helped him, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters Sunday.