On May 12, an attacker stabbed a 29-year-old man to death and injured four others in a lively neighbourhood near the Opera Garnier in Paris.
Then, the attacker was shot dead by police.
According to authorities, the man was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack.
- Police found no ID on the attacker, but investigators identified him by his fingerprints;
- According to reports, the man was a French national who was born in Chechnya;
- The attacker had been on a nationwide database of thousands of people who had suspected of links to radicalism;
- The attacker’s parents have been detained for questioning;
- The French media identified the attacker as 20-year old Khamzat Azimov. He was born in Russia but received French citizenship in 2010;
- ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the attack via its news agency Amaq.