Incident Summary:

01/08/2015: An assailant shot and killed a police officer and injured a city employee in Montrouge area, Paris, Ile-de-France region, France. Security personnel attributed the attack to Amedy Coulibaly, a Muslim fundamentalist linked to the shooting of a jogger in a park on January 7th and a supermarket hostage-taking the following day, on January 9th. Coulibaly was killed in the supermarket attack and video was released posthumously in which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Montrouge area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Paris
Specific Description Traffic Official
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity French Police
Specific Description Officer: Clarissa Jean-Philippe
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A Vz.58 assault rifle and a Tokarev TT-33 pistol were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Charlie Hebdo attack: Three days of terror," BBC, January 14, 2015.
"Charlie Hebdo: Shooting of jogger is linked to store killer," Belfast Telegraph, January 12, 2015.
"Charlie Hebdo shooting: Amedy Coulibaly linked to attack on jogger after magazine massacre," Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News, January 11, 2015.