Terrorism, Knife Attack

Terrorism, Knife Attack

Recap: Knife attacks in France since 2015

Recap: Knife attacks in France since 2015

29/10/2020 3:21:00 PM

Recap: Knife attacks in France since 2015

PARIS: A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of ...

Prosecutors say they are treating the incident as"a murder linked to a terrorist organisation".Police say the victim had recently shown caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class.AdvertisementAdvertisementSep 25:A man armed with a knife seriously wounds two people in a suspected terror attack outside the former offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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The attack takes place three weeks into the trial of men accused of being accomplices in the 2015 massacre of the newspaper's staff.READ: France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher's beheadingAdvertisementThe scene of a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere near Lyon, France, on Apr 4, 2020. (Photo: AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Apr 4:In south-eastern Romans-sur-Isere, a riverside town, a 33-year-old Sudanese refugee goes on a stabbing spree in broad daylight, killing two people.After the rampage, the assailant is arrested without a fight and prosecutors launch an investigation into"murder linked to a terrorist enterprise" and"association with terrorist wrongdoers".

French police secure an area in Villejuif, near Paris, on Jan 3, 2020, after police shot dead a man who tried to stab several people in a public park. (Photo: Reuters/Charles Platiau)Jan 4:A knife-wielding man runs amok in a park south of Paris, killing a man walking with his wife and wounding two other people before being shot dead by police.

Anti-terror investigators take over the probe following evidence that 22-year-old Nathan C had recently converted to Islam.2019Oct 3:Mickael Harpon, a 45-year-old computer expert in the Paris police intelligence-gathering department, uses a kitchen knife and an oyster shucker to kill four colleagues.

His 30-minute rampage ends when an officer shoots him dead.It emerges that Harpon had converted to Islam about 10 years previously and had connections in the ultra-conservative Salafist movement.An image taken from a video released on May 13, 2018, by Amaq, the Islamic State group's propaganda agency, shows Khamzat Azimov, who grew up in Strasbourg. (Image: AFP)

2018May 12:Khamzat Azimov, 20, a naturalised Frenchman of Chechen origin, stabs to death a 29-year-old man in Paris' busy Opera district before being shot dead by police.The Islamic State (IS) group claims responsibility.2017Oct 1:A 29-year-old Tunisian kills two young women with a knife at the main train station in the southern city of Marseille.

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He is shot dead by soldiers and IS claims his attack.The grisly murder of an 85-year-old priest at the church in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray traumatised the town. (Photo: AFP/Charly Triballeau)2016Jul 26:Two teenagers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest in front of worshippers in a church in the western town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

The 19-year-olds are killed by police and their act claimed by the IS group to whom they had sworn allegiance in a video.Jun 13:A 25-year-old uses a knife to kill a police officer and his partner at their home in Magnanville, west of Paris, in front of their young son.

He is killed by a police SWAT team but has already claimed the murders on social media in the name of IS.2015Jun 26:A 35-year-old attacker beheads his boss and displays the severed head, surrounded by two Islamic flags, at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in south-eastern France.

He commits suicide in his jail cell. Read more: CNA »

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Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French churchA woman was beheaded by an attacker with a knife who also killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday (Oct 29), ... Ugh stupid ppl who can't think before doing something so stupid This is what will happen when world leaders stoke religious hatred. The terrorists become encouraged.

Two dead in knife attack in French church, official say terrorism suspectedMayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French churchA woman was beheaded by an attacker with a knife who also killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday (Oct 29), ... Ugh stupid ppl who can't think before doing something so stupid This is what will happen when world leaders stoke religious hatred. The terrorists become encouraged.

Two dead in knife attack in French church, official say terrorism suspectedMayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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