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Paris stab attacker was on terror list.

THE Islamic State terrorist shot dead after killing a man and injuring four people during his Paris knife rampage was on a watch list.

Khamzat Asimov, 20, was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya and French authorities had identified him as a threat to national security. He shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as he launched his attack at about 9pm on Saturday, witnesses said.

During his nine-minute rampage he tried to enter bars and restaurants in the city's Opera area but was blocked by people inside. Police used a Taser before shooting him dead. Witness Jonathan, a restaurant waiter, said: "He looked crazy." Others said Asimov shouted "Kill me before I kill you" as he threatened officers.

IS claimed responsibility as President Emmanuel Macron said: "France has once again paid in blood but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom." Prosecutor Francois Molins said Asimov's parents had been held. Asimov had no criminal record but was in regular contact with IS.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:May 14, 2018
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