A knifeman killed his mom and sister within the Paris suburb of Trappes on Thursday and severely wounded a 3rd particular person, a French Inside Ministry supply stated.
The younger man, who killed his victims out on the street earlier than taking refuge in a home, was later shot lifeless by police when he left that home and ran in direction of them in a threatening means, a police supply stated.
“The police operation is over … the particular person was neutralized and is lifeless,” the native prefecture stated on Twitter.
Islamic State issued an announcement claiming duty for the assault however offered no proof. The assertion got here earlier than it was confirmed that the victims have been family of the attacker.
BFM TV stated the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar,” however police couldn’t instantly affirm it.
“The explanation behind the assault and his profile usually are not identified but and are being regarded into,” a police supply stated.
Counter-terrorism officers have but to be requested to affix the investigation, a judicial supply stated.
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Trappes is an underprivileged city located in an total rich space west of Paris. Dozens of radicalized youths from the city of about 30,000 habitants have left for Syria.
Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first purported speech in almost a yr, has referred to as on followers to battle on regardless of current defeats, in response to an audio recording posted on the group’s media outlet on Wednesday.