The person suspected of beheading a French instructor who had proven his college students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an 18-year-old born in Moscow and originating from Russia’s southern area of Chechnya, a judicial supply stated on Saturday.
5 extra individuals have been detained over the homicide on Friday outdoors Paris, together with the dad and mom of a kid on the college the place the instructor was working, bringing to 9 the whole quantity at the moment below arrest, stated the supply, who requested to not be named.
In response to the supply, the 2 detained dad and mom had signalled their disagreement with the instructor’s determination to indicate the cartoons.
The opposite new individuals detained for questioning are members of the suspect’s social circle however not relations.
The assailant was shot by police and later died of his accidents. Identification paperwork had been discovered on him.
France has seen a wave of Islamist violence because the 2015 terror assaults on the satirical journal Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store within the capital.
French anti-terror prosecutors stated they had been treating the assault as “a homicide linked to a terrorist organisation”.
The assault occurred on the outskirts of Paris at round 5pm (1500 GMT) close to the center college the place the instructor labored in Conflans Saint-Honorine, a northwestern suburb round 30 kilometres (20 miles) from town centre.
The killing bore the hallmarks of “an Islamist terrorist assault”, President Emmanuel Macron stated as he visited the scene.
The sufferer was a historical past instructor who just lately confirmed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as a part of a category dialogue on freedom of expression, police stated.
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