Terrorist organization «Islamic state» not only took responsibility for the attack on the police in Paris on the evening of April 20, but called the nickname of the slain militants: Abu Yusuf al-Belgiki. In the message of the IG explained that this name was given him because he was a native of Belgium.
The Associated Press, in turn, with reference to sources in law enforcement bodies reports that after the attack, investigators raided the town of Chelles (Seine et Marne) in the apartment of 39-year-old Karim Chorfi, who 16 years ago was prosecuted in the case of assault on police.
The evening of 20 April in the centre of Paris, on the Champs Elysees, an armed man opened fire in the direction of the police. One police officer was killed, two were injured.
About an hour before the attack on the Rue de Rivoli, which is a continuation of Champs elysées, was discovered a suspicious object resembling an explosive device. For security purposes, metro station was closed for entry and exit. In the center of the city were drawn by the police.