ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Paris knife attack
An assailant shouting “Allah Akbar” killed a passerby in a knife attack that also wounded four others in the heart of Paris late on Saturday before he was shot dead by police, French authorities said.
French President Emmanuel Macron praised officers for “neutralizing the terrorist.” France “will not yield an inch to the enemies of freedom,” Macron said on Twitter.
The country has been on high alert amid a series of attacks, commissioned or inspired by the Islamic State militant group, over the past three years that has killed dozens of people.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack via its Amaq news agency, but provided no proof for its claim.