he Isis has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in Paris that left at least one victim dead and four others injured.
A statement released through the group’s propaganda agency described the attacker as a “soldier of the Islamic State” and claimed the atrocity was in response to its calls to target countries bombing its territories in Syria and Iraq.
Francois Molins, the Paris prosecutor, said the attack was being investigated as terrorism.
He described the victim killed as a “passer-by” and said the four others wounded had also been stabbed.
“At this stage and on the basis on testimonies describing the attacker shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ while attacking passers-by with a knife, as well as the modus operandi, the counter-terror section of the Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating.”
Yvan Assioma, the regional secretary of the Police Alliance, said officers who arrived first on the scene were threatened by a “bearded individual”.
He said an officer used his taser on the attacker before he was shot by his colleague.
The culprit, who has not been named, died at the scene.
Emmanuel Macron said France had “paid once again the price of blood but will not cede an inch to the enemies of freedom.”