An ISIS terrorist who arrived in France as a ‘refugee’ from Chechnya, went on a stabbing rampage before being shot and eliminated, it emerged today.
The 21-year-old Muslim terrorist murdered one man and severely wounded four others in the terror attack close to the historic Opera Garnier, in the center of the city.
Hours afterwards, his parents were both arrested at the family home in Paris, where they have lived since fleeing Chechnya in the early 2000s.
The so far unnamed terrorist was shouting ‘allahu akbar’ as he slashed throats at random.
Paris prosecutors confirmed that the eliminated terrorist was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya in 1997 and had no previous criminal record.
‘He had no judicial record,’ a source said. ‘(The terrorist) is French, born in Chechnya. His father and mother were placed in custody Sunday morning.’
ISIS later claimed the Muslim terrorist was one of their ‘soldiers’ as President Emmanuel Macron said: ‘France has once again paid the price of blood’.
The terror attack, which left a 29-year-old man dead, took place in Rue Monsigny in the 2nd arrondissement – an area between the main opera house and the Louvre museum, two major tourist attractions full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were brimming on a weekend night.
One horrified witness said people hid in a bar after seeing the terrorist ‘slaughter’ someone in the street.
There are some 30,000 Chechens in France, most of whom arrived as political refugees in the early 2000s because of the two Chechen Wars.