A police raid in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville has ended with the death of a hostage taker, who fatally stabbed a police officer near his house and then killed his partner. Reports claim the man was shouting Islamist slogans during the attack.
— Harry Fear (@harryfear) June 13, 2016
RAID special forces raided the premises and shot the stabber dead, Francetv info has reported, citing a French Interior Ministry spokesman. The officers discovered the body of a woman in the house and rescued a 3-year old boy.
The attacker shouted “Allah Akbar,” Le Parisien cited witnesses as saying.
Unconfirmed reports have emerged suggesting that the attacker might have links to Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL).
— SITE Intelligence Group (@siteintelgroup) June 13, 2016
The terror group’s “news agency,” Amaq News, cited a source claiming that the perpetrator was an IS “fighter,” SITE, a terror monitoring group, reported.
Reports on Twitter claimed that the attacker had sworn allegiance to the group.
A self-described independent journalist, @Ibn_Sayyid, wrote that the assailant allegedly filmed the killings before sending the footage to “local contacts in Syria who posted it on Facebook.”