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Breaking news: Terror suspect kills, injures people in Trappes knife attack

According to French news outlet BFM-TV, a terrorist armed with a knife attacked passersby, killing one and seriously injuring two others, before being shot dead by police in Trappes, near Paris.

Published: August 23, 2018, 11:39 am

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    French police did not confirm the attack which on Thursday morning right away. They only tweeted that an operation was underway in Trappes, and that there was now a security perimeter in place.

    According to BFM, the attacker first hid in a house after stabbing people with a knife. He was later shot dead by police. The assaillant had reportedly shouted in Arabic “Allahu akbar”.

    Trappes (Yvelines) is a migrant-populated poor suburb situated in an overall wealthy area west of Paris.

    One person was killed and two others were injured, Le Parisien reported.

    According to police sources, after the knife attack, the man in his thirties had entrenched himself, armed with several knives in a house in rue Camille Claudel, shouting “Allah akbar, if you enter I shall kill you all”.

    It was when he came out at 10:20 am this morning threatening the police, that he was neutralized by shots.

    The individual had been known to law enforcement since 2016 for direct involvement and public apologies related to terrorism. But the police has called for caution about the aggressor’s motives.

    The police reported later that the operation was over but asked the public to “avoid the sector so as not to hinder the work” of the teams on the spot.

    In July 2013, Trappes police station was attacked by a mob of French Muslims in response to the arrest of a man who had assaulted a police officer during an identity check on his entirely veiled wife (face covering is illegal in France).

    Trappes is a center of Islamic fundamentalism. According to the French government, 67 people from Trappes have joined the Islamic State and others have carried out attacks inside France.

    Leslie Shaw, President of the Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management, told RT recently: “You couldn’t really consider Trappes as a traditional French town anymore. It’s a little bit like a state within a state.”

    French daily Le Figaro said Trappes was becoming a “pole of attraction for people outside the city in search of strict religious commitments”.

    Situated some 35 kilometers from the capital, in the middle of the privileged area in the west of Paris, Trappes in the Yvelines has seen a vast ongoing rehabilitation programme with many public facilities.

    But French intelligence services call it “Trappistan” or “the French Molenbeek” as in the notorious Belgian town.

    The Islamic veil here is almost a permanent fixture seen in the streets. “But we wear it too because we are in Trappes. Those who adopt it sometimes know nothing about religion,” says an exasperated young Muslim.

    This pleasant-looking former communist bastion, now run by a socialist mayor, is not the only that has become a no-go-zone: La Verrière, Mantes-la-Jolie and Mureaux in particular, have become such areas.

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