Chinese national injured in Paris knife attack

Chinese national injured in Paris knife attack

Chinese national injured in Paris knife attack

It was not immediately possible to confirm the identity of the man in the video.

The attack again underscored the difficulty in keeping track of suspected radicalists by police facing thousands of potential risks, either homegrown or who have immigrated to the country. The video is undated, but a steady rain falls behind the man, as it did on Saturday in Paris.

Investigators are looking into the attack, which left one person dead and four others wounded, as an act of terrorism.

The White House released a statement Sunday evening condemning the attacks.

The friend, who was arrested in the French city of Strasbourg, is reportedly of the same age as the attacker.

Police shot and killed the man on the Rue Monsigny. In addition, detained parents were also an alleged terrorist.

The detained friend was said by locals to be the "individual closest" to Mr Azimov, whose parents have also been taken into custody. BFM TV said he was Russian.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, according to the SITE monitoring group.

Judicial sources have identified the attacker as Khamzat A, without giving his full name.

Asimov received French citizenship in 2010, at the age of 13 years.

The security watchlist was a key tool for police and intelligence services, he said, arguing that experts were opposed to using it as a basis for roundups or deportations. "I'm going to gun you down". "Chechnya is only is birth place but he grew up in French society, where his personality, with his views and principles, was molded", Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel, wrote TASS.

A man from Luxembourg was among four people wounded in a stabbing attack in the heart of Paris. The police said the attacker was armed with a knife, but gave no other details. A 26-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were slightly wounded.

In January 2015, a total of 17 people were killed in attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery store and the Paris suburb of Montrouge.

"The attacker entered a shopping street, I saw him with a knife in his hand", he said.

The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the ongoing investigation.

The assailant was killed by police after fatally stabbing one man and injuring four other people.

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. He was born in the largely Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya, where extremism has long simmered.

-By Angela Charlton in Paris.

A picture seen by Reuters, which a source said showed the attacker, showed a bare-chested and bearded young man dressed in black pants.

It wasn't clear whether the assailant had been flagged for radicalism in the past. ISIS later claimed he was a "soldier of the Islamic State".

The woman was bleeding and a young man fended off the assailant who then ran away, he said. Their lives were out of danger Sunday.

British restaurateur Oliver Woodhead described to CNN the terrifying moment the attacker confronted police and was shot dead.

French Interior minister Gerard Collomb will hold a meeting with France's prefects in charge of defense and security later Monday. He was killed by police minutes later.

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