The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack, which killed an officer and injured another. The terror group has previously urged its French supporters to attack police and soldiers as they consider them representatives of the state.
Daily Caller The fatal shooting follows two failed attacks against soldiers this year. A machete-wielding man shouted “Allahu akbar” beforeattacking a soldier Feb. 3 at the Louvre museum in Paris. Another soldier opened fire against the attacker before the situation escalated.
A “radicalized Muslim man” was shot dead March 18 after grabbing a soldier’s weapon at the Orly airport in Paris. The suspect opened fire against three police officer earlier the same day.
Other attacks in recent years have had a deadly outcome. Larossi Abballa pledged allegiance to the ISIS after stabbing a policeman to death June 14, 2016 in the small town of Magnanville.
Moussa Coulibaly used a knife to attack three soldiersoutside a Jewish community center in Nice Feb. 3, 2015.
Amedy Coulibaly, no relation to Moussa Coulibaly, killed a policewoman Jan. 8, 2015 before taking hostages at a kosher supermarket south of Paris the following day. Four hostages were killed. Amedy Coulibaly was linked the terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine’s headquarters two days earlier.
Islam convert Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead in Joue-les-Tours while trying to attack police with a knife Dec. 20, 2014.
Mohamed Merah killed three soldiers, two of whom were Muslim, during two separate attacksin March, 2012 in southern France. He killed three children and a teacher at a Jewish school days later before police neutralized him.