1 killed in Paris knife attack claimed by ISIL
A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29-year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.”
Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target of multiple deadly attacks in recent years.
Paris police officers evacuated people from some buildings in the Right Bank neighborhood after the attack, which happened on rue Monsigny at about 9 p.m. Bar patrons and opera-goers described surprise and confusion in the immediate area.
“At this stage, based on the one hand on the account of witnesses who said the attacker cried ‘Allahu akbar’ [God is great in Arabic] while attacking passersby with a knife, and given the modus operandi, we have turned this over to the counterterrorist section of the Paris prosecutor’s office,” Molins told reporters from the scene.
LDOCEには “a way of doing something that is typical of a particular person or group” と定義されています。M.O.と省略した形でも用いられるようです。
modusだけでは「1（生活などの）様式 2（仕事などの）方法」という意味になることがわかりました。（英辞郎 on the WEB）