Paris

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Deadly ISIS at­tack: Shout­ing “Al­lahu ak­bar!” a Chechen-born French cit­i­zen stabbed five peo­ple in down­town Paris last week, killing one be­fore po­lice shot him dead. The at­tack hap­pened in a neigh­bor­hood near the Paris Opera, and restau­rant own­ers barred their doors and told guests to hide. “Even the bar own­ers know what to do now,” wit­ness Alexis Ber­goin said. “Ac­tu­ally, we all know what to do.” A day af­ter the ram­page, ISIS re­leased a cell­phone video of the at­tacker, 20-year-old Khamzat Az­i­mov, pledg­ing al­le­giance to the ter­ror­ist group and say­ing France is re­spon­si­ble for his ac­tions be­cause it is “bombing Is­lamic lands.” Az­i­mov had been flagged as a po­ten­tial ter­ror­ist risk on a French gov­ern­ment watch list; po­lice say they can­not pos­si­bly surveil all 20,000 peo­ple on the list.

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