No Filipino victim in Paris knife attack

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday said there were no Filipinos among the victims of a knife attack in Paris.

Quoting a report from the Philippine Embassy in Paris, the DFA said one person was killed and four others injured after they were attacked by a knife-wielding man along Rue Saint Agustin and Rue Monsigny, a popular tourist destination in the French capital, on Saturday.

Ambassador Maria Theresa Lazaro said the attacker was shot and killed by police who responded within minutes of the incident.

Lazaro said the Islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack but has not provided evidence to support its claim.

French authorities have not yet openly categorized the incident as a terror attack but a terror investigation has been launched, according to Lazaro.