ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack, Says It's 'The First Of The Storm'


The Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, has publicly taken responsibility for the attacks in Paris which killed an estimated 128 people and injured at least 180 more.

ISIS made its public remarks in a communiqué published in Arabic, English and French on the Islamic State's Telegram account, The New York Times reports. The remarks were then further distributed by ISIS supporters on social media.

In the remarks, ISIS said the Paris attack is "the first of the storm” and called France a “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”

The remarks from ISIS additionally said,

One of the terrorists has been identified, according to CNN, by his fingerprints. He was reportedly a French national known to authorities.

Additionally, two passports were reportedly found near the bodies of the bombers.

In a statement to the nation on Saturday, French President François Hollande  said,

Citations: ISIS Claims Responsibility, Calling Attacks 'First of the Storm' (The New York Times)