Two people were killed and one was seriously wounded in a knife attack in the Paris suburb of Trappes with Daesh claiming one of its members had carried out the assault, though French prosecutors are not treating the incident as a case of terrorism. Earlier in the day, the police said they were carrying out a special operation in the commune of Trappes, located in the Yvelines prefecture of the greater Paris region.
Attack in Restaurant
This summer, France has suffered from an increase in violent offenses, with stabbing attacks, sexual assaults, and fights occurring across the country on almost a daily basis.
On August 19, at least seven people were injured as the result of an incident near a night club in Cambrai, (Nord) France, where a man rammed his car into a nearby crowd.
The young man, according to witnesses, earlier had a dispute with security personnel.
The previous week, a knife-stabbing attack in the parking lot of a supermarket in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, France ended in the death of one person and another being wounded.
The 45-year-old victim suffered nine stab wounds, eight in the back and one in the carotid artery. Another person was injured and taken to a local hospital.
Two football fans died during celebrations in France after the country won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in July. According to the French TV channel BFMTV, a driver, who was celebrating the success of Les Bleus, crashed into a tree and died of a heart attack in Saint-Felix commune in northern France, while another fan broke his neck after jumping into a canal in Annecy, French newspaper Dauphine Libere reported.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia