More than 245 people have been killed in a string of jihadist attacks across France in the past three years.
Armed with a knife, the attacker lunged at bystanders in the French capital on Saturday night, killing at least one man and injuring four others before being shot dead by police.
The assailant shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ (Arabic for God is greatest) as he struck pedestrians. Two of the injured were in serious condition.
Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE monitoring group, but provided no corroborating proof.