Print Edition - 2017-10-03  |  World News Digest

IS group ‘claims responsibility’ for Marseille attack

- Agencies, Washington

Oct 3, 2017-

The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a knife attack that killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille. The monitoring group SITE quoted an Arabic language report on the group’s Amaq propaganda agency that cited a “security source” as saying: “The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Marseille... is from the soldiers of the Islamic State.” The attacker, a man believed to be in his 30s, was shot dead by soldiers serving in a special 7,000-strong force known as Sentinelle set up to guard vulnerable areas in terror-hit France. French investigators probing the attack in Marseille, however, have not found any link so far between the assailant and the group.

Published: 03-10-2017 09:55

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