2 Fatally Stabbed in Paris Suburb; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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2 Fatally Stabbed in Paris Suburb; ISIS Claims ResponsibilityPARIS — A man fatally stabbed two people and seriously injured one more in a Paris suburb on Thursday, before being shot to death by the police, the authorities said.

The Amaq News Agency, which is linked to the Islamic State, reported that a member of the militant group had carried out the attack in Trappes, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the group’s propaganda online. Quoting police sources, some French outlets reported that the assailant, who was known to the authorities, was on a terrorism watchlist.

The attack took place in a residential area of Trappes, a working-class and ethnically diverse suburb southwest of Paris.

On Twitter, Interior Minister Gérard Collomb praised the police reaction and called the attack a “tragedy.”

Though there have not been any large-scale terrorist attacks in France this year, knife attacks have become more frequent. In May, a 20-year-old man stabbed five passers-by, one fatally, in a Parisian neighborhood before he was killed by the police.

In October, an individual stabbed two women to death in front of the St.-Charles train station in Marseille.

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