13 May '18, 5pm

Paris knife terrorist swore allegiance to ISIS leader before attack

The Islamic State has released a short video purportedly showing the jihadist who attacked several people with a knife in Paris yesterday. The footage was released by the group’s Amaq News Agency. A screen shot of the young man can be seen above. The video is similar to a number of other self-recorded clips released by the group after small-scale attacks in Europe since mid-2016. The masked man swears allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and also exhorts Islamic State followers to continue fighting. A similar formula was used in previous Amaq videos (see below). The terrorist, who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” killed one person and wounded four others with a knife in the Opéra district of Paris. He was then shot and killed by police. Amaq News quickly claimed responsibility for the operation, saying in a statement that the “attacker who stabbed multiple people in the ci...

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