02 Oct '17, 2am

Islamic State claims its 'soldier' stabbed two women at Marseille train station | FDD's Long War Journal

A man shouting “Allahu Akbar” stabbed two women to death at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France earlier today. Security forces quickly shot and killed the assailant. Not long after, the Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency released a statement claiming that one of its “soldiers” had carried out the assault in response to calls to target nations participating in the coalition. The Islamic State has used similar language when claiming a string of attacks in Europe since 2014. French authorities are investigating any potential ties between the attacker and the so-called caliphate. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization has repeatedly targeted France. In Nov. 2015, a team of jihadists dispatched from Iraq and Syria assaulted several sites throughout Paris, killing more than 100 people and wounding hundreds more. On July 14, 2016, a jihadist drove a large truck into a...

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