Islamic State claims Paris attack that killed policeman

The Times of Israel reports: “The Islamic State terror group said it was behind the shooting attack that killed a policeman and seriously injured two others on Thursday in Paris’s Champs-Elysees shopping district. The attacker was killed at the scene.

In a statement by the jihadists’ propaganda agency Amaq, the group gave a pseudonym for the shooter indicating he was Belgian.

‘The perpetrator of the attack in Champs-Elysees in central Paris is Abu Yussef the Belgian and he is one of the Islamic State’s fighters,’ it said.

The claim of responsibility came unusually swiftly for the terror group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria…”

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