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Paris knife attack: One killed, two seriously inured

The knife attacker was then shot down by police and killed, Reuters news agency reported, citing a source.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 23, 2018 16:19 IST ]
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At least on person has been killed and two others have been seriously injured in a knife attack by a man in French capital Paris on Thursday. "BFM-TV reports man attacks passersby with knife west of Paris, killing one, seriously injuring two others," the Associated Press reported. 

The knife attacker was then shot down by police and killed, Reuters news agency reported, citing a source.

The attack took place in Trappes, a suburb about 30 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the French capital.

Officials said the suspected assailant was neutralised during an operation in Trappes, a commune in the Yvelines department to the southwest of the French capital, Efe news reported.

"Police operation on Camille Claudel street over. Individual neutralized. Please avoid the area, respect the security perimetres to let the police do their job," the police said in a tweet.

Later, the police confirmed that the attacker was a relative of the person who was killed in the attack, AFP reported. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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