BREAKING: Terror attack in Paris near Eiffel Tower, 1 killed, 2 injured by knife and hammer-wielding man yelling 'Allahu Akbar'

On Saturday, Paris became the scene of a deadly attack when a suspect killed one and injured two others while allegedly yelling, "Allahu Akbar."

The 26-year-old attacker, Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, who is a French national, has a history of radical Islamism and is known to police, according to GB News.

The attack occured near the historic Eiffel Tower in central Paris. The suspect screamed the Arabic phrase "God is great," often used by Islamic terrorists, before he stabbed a passerby. He reportedly used a hammer in the stabbing spree, according to the outlet.

France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the suspect targeted tourists around the Quai de Grenelle, according to BBC News. Darmanin said that Rajabpour-Miyandoab allegedly told police he was upset about Israel's war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

Rajabpour-Miyandoab reportedly told police he carried out the attack because "He can’t stand watching Arabs being killed."

France 24 journalist Wassim Nasr posted to X that Rajabpour-Miyandoab uploaded a video to social media "declaring himself as a supporter of the caliphate of the Islamic State and pledges allegiance to the caliph Abu Hafs."





France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the suspect targeted tourists around the Quai de Grenelle, according to BBC News.

The victim that died from the attack was a German national, according to the outlet.

Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab has a history of planning violent attacks. He was jailed in 2016 for planning to stab people and was released from jail in 2020. He is on the French security services watchlist, BBC reports.

The anti-terrorism prosecutor's office announced that it had assumed responsibility for the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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