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Paris knife attack

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Added On May 13, 2018

In France,local authorities confirmed that a man randomly attacked bystanders with a knife in central Paris. 
One of the victims died and 4 others were left injured.
 
The incident took place in Opera district of central Paris, and the site was about 400 meters away from the Paris Opera House.
Paris Prefecture tweeted on Saturday that "five people in the 2nd district of Paris were attacked by an individual armed with a knife".
   
The knife attacker, who was shot dead by police, has not yet been identified.
 
Citing a police source, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the operating mode of the attacker, who shouted something during the stabbing, suggested a terrorist motivation.
 
IS claimed responsibility for the deadly stabbing.
 
France has become a major target of frequent terrorist attacks in recent years.  
 
In October 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron signed an anti-terrorism law to combat terrorism.