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    Police man a roadblock at the scene where a French police commander was stabbed to death in front of his home in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, France, June 14, 2016.

    Killer of Paris Police Officer Pledged Allegiance to Daesh

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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    The killer of a Paris police officer and his wife pledged allegiance to Daesh, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Monday evening, a man stabbed a 42-year-old police commander and took his wife and child hostage at their house in the Paris northwestern suburb of Magnanville. The wife was murdered but the child was rescued. The murderer, identified as Larossi Abballa, was killed by riot police.

    "The killer said he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State [Daesh] three weeks earlier," Francois Molins told a press conference as quoted by the Modern Paper portal.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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