ISIS claims Paris suburb knife attack
August 23, 2018 | Brainwave Science
In a Paris suburb, a man was on a terrorist watch list since 2016 fatally stabbed his mother and sister, and severely injured another person on Thursday, before being killed by police. The French state prosecutor and police couldn’t identify the motive. Local police are leading the investigation rather than counter-terrorism officers.
The French Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, said the assailant is more someone unstable rather than someone who would follow the instructions of ISIS, who claimed it was behind the attack but offered no proof. Mr. Collomb described the attacker as having “significant psychiatric problems.” Some reports say the man threatened to kill police and shouted “Allahu Akbar” before they shot him.
The attack took place in a residential area of Trappes, a working-class and ethnically diverse suburb. The 36-year-old attacker killed his sister and wounded another person, who was not a relative, on the street where his mother lived, and then entered his mother’s house and killed her, the Interior Minister said.
France has been on constant alert for jihadist terrorist attacks since the Paris attacks of 2015. Trappes, close to Versailles, has a reputation for instability and violence, has been infested by unemployment rate of 20 percent, more than twice the national average. Harboring Islamist among its large Muslim population, with 50 local people suspected of having left France to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, according to security sources quoted by AFP.
The attack took place just hours after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi released his first audio recording in a year to mark the Islamic Eid Al-Adha. He encouraged his followers to carry out lone-wolf attacks in Europe and North America and to “stab their bodies.”
France has been hit by a string of high-profile terrorist attacks, including a shooting at prominent satirical magazine office and a rampage through Paris in November 2015. Since the start of 2015, jihadists have killed over 300 people and injured thousands more in a string of gruesome attacks in European cities. The assailants have driven trucks and vans into crowds, detonated suicide bombs, carried out mass shootings, and used knives and axes to attack, even behead, their victims. By and large, the attackers have been locals, but they have often received ideological support and practical instructions from members of the Islamic State/ISIS.
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