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French police identify Paris knife attacker as Chechnya-born French citizen

The suspect who killed one person and wounded four more in a knife attack in Paris on Saturday was identified Sunday by French police as Khamzat Asimov, a French national who was born in Russia's Chechnya region.

Asimov, 21, shouted "Allahu akbar" as he attacked pedestrians near the Paris Opera, and his violence has been claimed by the Islamic State. Already on a French watchlist before the attack, he was fatally shot by police at the scene of the crime. Asimov's parents reportedly have been detained for questioning.

The victims of the attack have not been publicly named, but French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the victim who died was a 29-year-old man. None of the other four victims have life-threatening injuries.