Chechen leader branded 'dictator' for mentioning Paris attacker's French upbringing

  • Chechen leader branded 'dictator' for mentioning Paris attacker's French upbringing

Chechen leader branded 'dictator' for mentioning Paris attacker's French upbringing

"At some point countries will have to open their eyes & see what is really going on", he tweeted.

"This kind of sickness & hatred is not compatible with a loving, peaceful, & successful country! Changes to our thought process on terror must be made", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

The notorious terrorist group known as Daesh has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Monday, police officials sustained injuries after two bike-borne assailants attacked the police headquarters in the city.

"At this stage, based on the one hand on the account of witnesses who said the attacker cried "Allahu akbar" (God is great in Arabic) while attacking passersby with a knife, and given the modus operandi, we have turned this over to the counterterrorist section of the Paris prosecutor's office", Molins told reporters from the scene.

A 29-year-old man was killed and four others seriously injured after a Chechen-born man identified as naturalised Frenchman Khamzat Azimov attacked passersby at random. The assailant, a man in his twenties, was killed by police.

"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 U.S. president had said while criticising Pakistan for giving safe haven to "agents of chaos, violence, and terror".

While the more recent attacks have been carried out by so-called "lone wolf" attackers, another large-scale Bataclan-like attack could happen again soon, Jean-Charles Brisard, the head of the French Centre for the Analysis of Terrorism (CAT), told Europe 1 radio. Habib, a former vice president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, expressed his condolences to the surviving victims and their families and expressed his appreciation for police's rapid response.

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. Police said the attacker was "neutralized" within nine minutes of the first emergency call. The suspect was born in Chechnya in 1997 and had no previous arrests, according to The Associated Press.