Deadly knife attack in Paris

French prosecutors have extended the detention of the parents and a close friend of Paris knife attacker Khamzat Azimov for another 24 hours as they work to establish whether he received any help in planning his stabbing spree.

Azimov, a naturalised French citizen of Chechen origin from Strasbourg, was shot dead by police on Saturday night after stabbing a 29-year-old man to death in the busy Opera district of central Paris and wounding four others in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group.

On Monday a judge ordered that Azimov’s parents remain in custody for further interrogation. They were detained on Sunday morning and under French law can be held until at least Thursday. An apartment that his parents had rented in Paris was also searched. (AFP)

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<p>A bullet hole seen on the window of a cafe located near the area where the assailant of a knife attack was shot dead by police officers, in central Paris, Sunday May 13, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

A bullet hole seen on the window of a cafe located near the area where the assailant of a knife attack was shot dead by police officers, in central Paris, Sunday May 13, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>This undated photo made available to the Associated Press on the condition that its source not be revealed, shows Khamzat Azimov. The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Photo: AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

This undated photo made available to the Associated Press on the condition that its source not be revealed, shows Khamzat Azimov. The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Photo: AP)

<p>French policemen arrest a man in Strasbourg, on May 13, 2018, suspected to be related to a knifeman who killed the day before one man and wounded four other people in Paris. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/ AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

French policemen arrest a man in Strasbourg, on May 13, 2018, suspected to be related to a knifeman who killed the day before one man and wounded four other people in Paris. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/ AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Police forces deployed after the knife attack at Monsigny street and Saint Augustin street, on May 12, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Police forces deployed after the knife attack at Monsigny street and Saint Augustin street, on May 12, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images)

<p>A police officer cordons off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

A police officer cordons off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. (Photo:Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. (Photo:Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>Scientific police officers investigate after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Scientific police officers investigate after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>Police forces deployed after the knife attack at Monsigny street and Saint Augustin street, on May 12, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Police forces deployed after the knife attack at Monsigny street and Saint Augustin street, on May 12, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images)

<p>Police officers cordon off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Police officers cordon off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>Policemen stand guard in a street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen stand guard in a street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured in a knife attack in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured in a knife attack in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen and emergency service members stand in a blocked street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen and emergency service members stand in a blocked street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

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Deadly knife attack in Paris

<p>A wounded man is seen on Rue Marsollier in Paris, France May 12, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: @DEZOUZART/Twitter via Reuters) </p>
Deadly knife attack in Paris

A wounded man is seen on Rue Marsollier in Paris, France May 12, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: @DEZOUZART/Twitter via Reuters)

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