The man suspected of beheading a French trainer 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.
Five extra folks have been detained over the homicide on Friday exterior Paris, together with the mother and father of a kid on the faculty the place the trainer was working, bringing to 9 the full quantity at the moment underneath arrest, stated the supply, who requested to not be named.
According to the supply, the 2 detained mother and father had signalled their disagreement with the trainer’s resolution to point out the cartoons.
The different new folks 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 for the reason that 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 murder linked to a terrorist organisation”.
The assault occurred on the outskirts of Paris at round 5pm (1500 GMT) close to the center faculty the place the trainer 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 attack”, President Emmanuel Macron stated as he visited the scene.
The sufferer was a historical past trainer who not too long ago confirmed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as a part of a category dialogue on freedom of expression, police stated.
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