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Knife wielding man killed after Paris attack

Knife wielding man killed after Paris attack

A senior French official says that an attacker has killed two people before being killed by police in a town west of Paris.

Two French officials say the two people killed in a knife attack west of Paris were the mother and sister of the attacker, who was subsequently killed by police.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to give such details publicly.

An Islamic State group posting on its Aamaq news agency claimed responsibility for the deadly knife attack in Paris suburb.

Jean-Jacques Brot, the top government administrator in the Yvelines region, tweeted that the attacker Thursday in the town of Trappes was “neutralized” and had died. The tweet also said that two of the attacker’s victims were killed and another seriously injured.

Earlier, BFM-TV reported that a man had attacked passersby with a knife, killing one and seriously injuring two others, before being shot by police.

He said his thoughts were with “the victims and their loved ones,” without saying how many victims there were.

Published at Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:08:13 +0000