A man was beheaded near Paris that Friday afternoon and his suspected attacker was killed by policesaid the national counterterrorism prosecutor investigating the case. The events occurred around 5:00 p.m. near a schoolaccording to police sources.
The national anti-terrorist prosecutor opened an investigation into “Murder related to a terrorist company“Y”terrorist criminal organization”.
The police in the town of Conflans Saint-Honorine, about 50 kilometers northwest of Paris, was alerted by the presence of a suspect Prosecutors said anyone hanging out near a school.
Arrive, The police discovered the decapitated victim 200 meters from the school. They tried to arrest a man with a knife, but he threatened them and the officers shot him. Minutes later, the authorities reported this The suspect died as a result of his injuries. Shortly afterwards, the attacker was identified as a 48-year-old Algerian.
A security area was set up and the demining service was called on suspicion that the man was wearing an explosive vest. The police authorities advised residents not to approach the area.
The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmaninwho was in Morocco decided to return to Paris immediately after speaking with Prime Minister Jean Castex and President Emmanuel Macron. The president will join a crisis group created by the Interior Ministry, the executive said.
According to the first elements of the investigation according to the newspaper The Parisian, The decapitated victim was a history teacher and the perpetrator was the father of a schoolboy. This media reported that the victim recently gave one Teach your students about freedom of expression and had shown that Muhammad cartoons.
Meanwhile, police sources told Reuters that witnesses at the crime scene heard the man shout “Allah is great” at the time of the incident and verified the information.
The event is the latest in a series of episodes in the Gallic land in which Islamic militants attacked or attempted to attack people to post or display pictures of Muhammad, the supreme prophet of the religion and whose representation is forbidden by this belief.
The incidents with the greatest impact involved the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The famous publication was the target of such an attack on January 7, 2015, when 12 people were killed after publishing cartoons of Muhammad in one of his editions.
Meanwhile, in September of that year, he had another attack near the original script. which is now kept secret for security reasons. At this point, two people and the perpetrator were seriously injured confessed after his arrest that he was actually looking for members of the publication.
A few days earlier, the jihadist group Al-Qaeda had threatened the satirical weekly with another massacre after republishing the Muhammad cartoons that led to the first attack.
In parallel with these last episodes, the case against the accomplices of the 2015 attack is being developed. In particular 14 people are accused of helping and inciting the material authors of the events who were killed in the attack.
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