French Law enforcement officials.
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- The 49-year-old feminine police worker was stabbed within the throat twice and died of her wounds shortly afterwards.
- The assailant, a suspected Islamist extremist from Tunisia was then shot useless by the safety forces.
- The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Biggest) throughout the assault.
French police arrested three individuals Friday after a feminine police worker was stabbed to loss of life at her office southwest of Paris by a suspected Islamist extremist from Tunisia who was then shot useless by the safety forces.
A judicial supply stated the three have been a part of the suspect’s “entourage”.
President Emmanuel Macron stated France would by no means give in to “Islamist terrorism” after the assault at a police station in Rambouillet, a tranquil commuter city about 60 kilometres from Paris, which revived the trauma of a spate of lethal assaults final yr.
France’s nationwide anti-terrorism prosecutors stated they’d opened a terror investigation, additionally involving the DGSI home intelligence service, into the homicide of an individual holding public authority.
A supply near the inquiry advised AFP the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Biggest) throughout the assault.
Chief anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard, who spoke exterior the station together with Prime Minister Jean Castex, confirmed “feedback made by the assailant” indicated a terror motive.
– ‘By her facet’ –
The 49-year-old girl, an administrative assistant and mother-of-two who was getting back from a lunch break, was stabbed within the throat twice and died of her wounds shortly afterwards, the supply stated.
The attacker, 36, recognized solely as Jamel G., was fatally wounded when an officer opened fireplace on him.
He arrived in France illegally in 2009 however had since obtained residency papers, a police supply stated, including that he was unknown to safety companies. He had simply moved to Rambouillet.
About 30 cops sporting balaclavas raided the suspect’s residence in Rambouillet on Friday night, AFP reporters on the scene stated.
On the similar time police searched the house of the one who sheltered Jamel G when he first arrived in France, sources near the inquiry stated.
Macron vowed on Twitter that “in our struggle in opposition to Islamist terrorism, we are going to by no means give in”, figuring out the murdered girl as Stephanie.
“The nation is by the facet of her household, her colleagues and safety forces,” he stated.
Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin, who additionally visited officers in Rambouillet, stated safety could be stepped up at stations nationwide.
– Spate of assaults –
A number of assaults during the last yr have reignited issues in regards to the unfold of radical Islam inside France in addition to immigration.
In September, a Pakistani man wounded two individuals with a meat cleaver exterior the previous workplaces of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, which had printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
On 16 October, a younger Chechen refugee beheaded instructor Samuel Paty who had confirmed among the caricatures to his pupils.
And on October 29, three individuals have been killed when a not too long ago arrived Tunisian went on a stabbing spree in a church within the Mediterranean metropolis of Good.
In essentially the most critical latest assault in opposition to French police, three officers and one police worker in Paris have been stabbed to loss of life in October 2019 by an IT specialist colleague who was himself then shot useless.
He was discovered to have proven an curiosity in radical Islam.
These assaults got here after the massacres carried out by Islamist extremists from 2015 that started with the killing of workers within the workplaces of Charlie Hebdo in January that yr.
In France’s deadliest peacetime atrocity, 130 individuals have been killed and 350 have been wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de France stadium, bars and eating places in central Paris and the Bataclan live performance corridor in November 2015.
The subsequent yr a person rammed a truck right into a Bastille Day crowd in Good in 2016, killing 86 individuals.
Just some weeks earlier than, in June 2016, two cops have been stabbed to loss of life at their residence exterior Paris by a person claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Macron’s authorities has launched laws to sort out radical Islamist exercise in France, a invoice that has stirred anger in some Muslim nations.
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