German Police Raid Paris Attacker's Asylum Accommodation

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The German police came to a refugee camp in Recklinghausen, where a Paris police station assailant was registered, according to local media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The German police have raided a refugee camp in Recklinghausen, home of a Paris police station assailant, local media reported Sunday.

On Thursday, a man armed with a knife and a sham explosive device tried entering a police station in Paris. Police opened fire on the perpetrator, seriously injuring him. He died shortly afterwards. The attack, which was deemed a terrorist act, occurred exactly a year after the Islamist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine's Paris office.

French police secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris, France January 7, 2016 - Sputnik International
Paris Police Station Attacker Identified as Young Man of Moroccan Origin
German riot police, who searched the accommodation premises under the North Rhine-Westphalian State Criminal Police Office's direction, have not found any evidence of further possible attacks, the N-TV television channel said.

The attacker was registered in Germany under various aliases, the broadcaster added.

The Moroccan assailant carried a letter and an Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic) flag during the attack, which he called an act of revenge for the events in Syria. Daesh is a militant jihadist organization operating mainly in Syria and Iraq. It is outlawed in many countries, including Russia.

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