May 24, 2018

Paris knife attacker was known to counter-terrorism police (Guardian)

Paris knife attacker was known to counter-terrorism police (Guardian)

A knife-wielding attacker who killed a passerby and injured four others in Paris on Saturday evening had been flagged as a security risk and interviewed by counter-terrorist police.

French police took the man’s parents into custody on Sunday for questioning about his links to jihadis in Syria.

The attacker, named as Khamzat Azimov, aged 20, was born in Chechnya but reportedly obtained French nationality in 2010. He struck at random in the busy area of restaurants and theatres near Paris’s Opera Garnier in the city’s 2nd arrondissement, at about 8.50pm local time. Read more

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