French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declared that his country "has nothing to learn" from Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia's Chechen Republic, after the latter insisted that France bears responsibility for the upbringing of the perpetrator of the May 12 knife attack in Paris.
A judicial official said Monday the suspect was living in the northern 18th district of Paris with his family, which had previously lived in Strasbourg.
The assailant became French when his mother obtained citizenship in 2010, Griveaux said in a joint interview with broadcasters LCI and RTL and newspaper Le Figaro.
The attacker had since 2016 been on a counter-terrorism watchlist of suspected radicals who may be a threat to national security, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said.More news: Thibaut Courtois snubs Antonio Conte in FA Cup final admission
France has participated in a USA -led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and it also intervened in Mali to push back an Islamist rebellion in the West African state.
"Unfortunately, there's no such thing as zero risk", he said.
In what is being investigated as a terrorism incident, a man wielding a knife attacked five people on Saturday night, killing at least one and injuring four others, two seriously.
President Emmanuel Macron tweeted his praise for police who "neutralized the terrorist" and said "France is once again paying the price of blood but will not cede an inch to enemies of freedom".More news: JR Smith Shoves Al Horford in Celtics-Cavaliers Game 2
He was then shot by the officers.
"Working alongside our allies, we will break their will, dry up their recruitment, keep them from crossing our borders, and yes, we will defeat them, and we will defeat them handily", the United States president had said while criticising Pakistan for giving safe haven to "agents of chaos, violence, and terror". Collomb told reporters early Sunday that all of the victims were expected to recover. She said she went outside to see what happened and "I saw a guy lying on the ground". A source said he was the attacker. "The street was just filled with police and firemen and they tried to revive him (the attacker)".
In October, two women were murdered in Marseille by a Muslim extremist who slit their throats.
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