August 23, 2018 / 10:04 AM / 8 months ago

Two killed in Paris suburb attack were relatives of assailant - source

PARIS (Reuters) - The two people killed in a knife attack in the Parisian suburb of Trappes were the mother and sister of the assailant, a French interior ministry source said.

An official had earlier said police were looking into whether the attack, in which the assailant was killed, was a family quarrel.

Earlier, Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack but gave no evidence to support the knifeman was connected to the group.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; writing by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough

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