ISIS Calls Knifeman In Paris Stabbings One Of Their 'Soldiers'

As a result, one person sustained fatal injuries and died. The wounded were transported to a hospital in Paris, according to the police source.

The attacker was killed.

IS claimed that one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack, according to the SITE monitoring group.

A man randomly attacked bystanders with a knife on Saturday night in central Paris, Paris prefecture confirmed. "My first thoughts are with the family of the victim who lost their life". He was carrying no identity papers, making it harder for police to identify him, said police. The prosecutor's office on counterterrorism has launched an investigation into the incident.

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

France "will not yield an inch to the enemies of freedom", President Emmanuel Macron said shortly after the attack, praising police officers for "neutralizing the terrorist".

Previously, French police reported, that a young man attacked people in the center of Paris, leaving 1 dead and four injured.

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Four people were wounded in the attack.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called for greater security measures after Saturday's attack. The Islamic State extremist organization claimed the attack, according to a USA analysis company that monitors its publications.

The knifeman, shouting Allahu akbar, was shot dead by police after he killed 1 person and injured 4, prompting a terror probe.

The attack took place on the streets of Monsigny in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, near the Paris Opera and the heart of the area around the place vendôme.

France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced the "odious attack" in a tweet. Authorities did not immediately reveal the identity of the victim.

12 may 2018 in Central Paris, unknown persons attacked passersby with a knife.

A judicial official said that while the alleged assailant had no record of arrests or convictions, he had been on a nationwide database of thousands of people suspected of links to radicalism.

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