The identity of the assailant, who beheaded a history teacher on Friday, October 16 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), is becoming clearer from hour to hour.
As we wrote on Friday evening, a judicial source indicates on Saturday that it is indeed a young Chechen Russian 18 years old born in Moscow.
He was known for a common law background, but had a clean record, and was not known for his radicalization.
Before being shot, he shouted "
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As part of the investigation five new people were arrested on the night of Friday October 16 to Saturday October 17, bringing the total number of people in custody to nine, according to a judicial source.
Among the five new people are two parents of a student - a man and his wife - from the college where the victim worked.
These people had a dispute with the teacher over the caricatures of Muhammad that the teacher had shown in class.
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Three people from the assailant's non-family circle were also arrested.
Four other people, including a minor, from the suspect's family circle, had previously been arrested in Évreux (Eure).
President Emmanuel Macron, who visited the site on Friday, described the attack as a
"characterized Islamist terrorist attack"
, three weeks after the attack in front of the former premises of Charlie Hebdo.
"They will not pass.
Obscurantism will not win ”
, hammered, moved, the Head of State.
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"Our compatriot was the victim of a characterized Islamist terrorist attack", denounces Emmanuel Macron