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Breaking Report: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Terror Attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for today’s shooting in Paris that left one police officer dead and two other individuals seriously injured, reports The Independent.

The outlet states that ISIS claims its attacker – who had previously been flagged as an extremist – originated from Belgium.

This news appears to clear up confusion concerning the motive of today’s shooting. Previous reports had suggested it might have been part of an armed robbery attempt.

France’s interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet, speaking earlier today, said a robbery did take place at the time of the shooting. At the time, Brandet said it was not clear if the two incidents were linked.

According to the BBC, Brandet also stated that the officers who were shot “were deliberately targeted.”

According to the BBC, this image shows pedestrians walking towards police with their arms raised following the attack. Police say the man responsible for the shooting was shot dead. (Image via BBC/Reuters)

Hours ago, U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the attack, stating it looked like “another” terrorist incident.

Outlets like CBN called Trump’s diagnosis into question at that time, given that French authorities had not yet identified a motive for the attack.

Sources:
CBN
The Independent
The Telegraph
BBC
Featured Image via Business Insider/Reuters/Christian Hartmann

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. True.Epic.Crusader

    April 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Imagine my shock!

  2. frenchie mama

    April 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I just came back from Paris a few days ago.
    There were “refugees” on every corner. Lots using their kids, coaching them to beg. Tent cities as well. We stayed in the main areas. Heavily armed soldiers stopped people often. Any group with headscarves or obviously speaking in Arabic or not french. They walked everywhere we went with full armor and machine guns. Handsome brave men in units of 6, all over Paris. If Le Pen loses, it will not be because of the people, it will be because it is fixed. Trust me, they don’t want these migrants.

  3. disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    April 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Shooting civilians = islamic terrorism

  4. Freddie theDog

    April 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    LePen! LePen! LePen!

    • Dante Alighieri

      April 21, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Be careful what you wish for.

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