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ISIS claims responsibility for stabbings in France

Posted: 6:16 PM, Jun 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-14 01:34:41Z

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of stabbings that occurred in a suburb of Paris on Monday, the New York Times reported.

A police captain and a woman were stabbed to death when an assailant broke into the policeman’s home in Meganville. The assailant also took the police captain’s son hostage.

French police forces stormed the house and shot the suspect and rescued the boy.

The attacks come one day after a man reportedly inspired by the Islamic State killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Members of the Islamic State also killed 130 people in a series of attacks in Paris on Nov. 13.