ISIS Claims Responsibility After a Knife Attack Near Paris Leaves Two Dead, One Injured
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Paris, August 23: A man stabbed two people and injured another one gravely in the Parisian suburbs on Thursday morning. The attacker was later neutralised by the police and they are investigating the motives behind the attack, reported The Washington Post.

Meanwhile, the terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has come forward to take the responsibility for the attack. The Islamic State's Amaq news agency claimed that the attacker was one of the "fighters for the Islamic State."

Referring to the countries fighting the IS, they further announced that the attack was in response to "calls to target the coalition." However, they have not provided any proof of their claim and the police are investigating all the possible motives of the attacker.

French media reported that the two of the victims were his family members. It further claims that the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" when he was tackled by the police.

The French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb took to Twitter to say, "the individual has been neutralized. My first thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. I want to salute the reactivity and the exemplary mobilization of our police forces. They are already investigating to establish the circumstances of this tragedy." This attack comes after IS released an audio from the organisation leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi who was supposedly killed last year.