A gunman who pledged allegiance to the IS group killed three people in southwestern France on Friday. Nikita Malik, from the Centre for Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism in London, analyses the latest attack on French soil.
The 26-year-old gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar” before security forces stormed the building and killed him, authorities said. Sixteen other people were wounded, including two seriously, in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an act of “Islamist terrorism”.
According to French prosecutor François Molins, the attacker, identified as Redouane Lakdim, was being monitored as he was known to security services for his links to radical Islam.
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