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Paris attacker was carrying emblem of IS group: Prosecutor

A Man Carrying A Meat Cleaver Who Was Shot Dead As He Tried To Attack A Police Station In Paris Today Was Carrying The Emblem Of The Islamic State (IS) Group, A Prosecutor Said.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Jan 2016, 09:09:05 AM


A man carrying a meat cleaver who was shot dead as he tried to attack a police station in Paris today was carrying the emblem of the Islamic State (IS) group, a prosecutor said.

“He was found to be in possession of a mobile phone and a piece of paper on which the flag of Daesh was printed, as well as an unequivocal claim handwritten in Arabic,” the prosecutor said in a statement, using the Arabic name for IS.

The incident occurred on the first anniversary of the jihadist attack on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. 

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First Published : 08 Jan 2016, 09:03:00 AM