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Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 13:35
Knife attack in Paris, suspect shot dead
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The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in 1997 in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a judicial source says.

The attacker killed a 29-year-old man and wounded four other people in the busy Opéra district before being shot dead by police.

The suspect had shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), witnesses said.

So-called Islamic State (IS) later said one of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack.

Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the victim of the attack was a 29-year-old passer-by but gave no further details.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted (in French): "France has once again paid in blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom."

France has been on high alert following a series of attacks. More than 230 people have been killed by IS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.
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