Government accused of serious failings as it emerges assailant had links to radical IslamThe French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has promised a security review of staff working in counter-terrorism intelligence units after the state prosecutor said the police administrator who killed four people in an attack at a Paris headquarters adhered to “a radical vision of Islam”.Opposition politicians this weekend criticised the government for what they called serious failings, asking how a long-standing staff member working within a high-security police department was able to carry out a vicious, premeditated attack in his own office on Thursday. He left work to buy a kitchen knife and oyster knife and returned to kill four colleagues and injure two others, slitting the throat of at least one victim. The attack is being investigated as a terrorist incident. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/06/french-pm-pledges-security-review-after-attack-by-staff-jihadist
Author : Angelique Chrisafis and Kim Willsher in Paris
Publish date : 2019-10-06 12:12:11
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