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France church hostage: Second Attacker Identified

  • Second Attacker Identified

    July 29, 2016: The second attacker who carried the attack on a Catholic church in northern France has been identified as Abdel-Malik Nabil Patitjean. According to a Paris prosecutor, through DNA testing, it has been identified that the attacker was 19-year-old from St.-Die-des-Vogue. Both attackers were killed by police at a church in St.-Etienne-du-Rouvray in the Normandy region.

    Killers were Associated with Islamic State

    July 28, 2016: A video has been released by the Islamic State in which they have showed that two men who killed a priest in France on Tuesday, have pledged allegiance to the group. The two men have been filmed referring the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After the killers took hostages, they were shot dead by the police.

    One of the Attackers Wore a Surveillance Tag

    July 27, 2016: According to officials, one of the two attackers who killed a priest at a church in northern France was wearing a surveillance tag during the attack. As mentioned by prosecutor Francois Molins, Adel Kermiche was arrested twice last year in his attempt to reach Syria. During the morning mass, Kermiche and a fellow attacker slit the throat of a priest, before they were being killed by police.

    France church hostage: Priest killed

    July 26, 2016: A priest, who was among the people taken hostage by two armed men at a church Near Rouen, France, has been killed. According to media reports, the gunmen had attacked the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during mass and took a priest, two sisters and a few churchgoers hostage. After the police arrived at the scene shots were heard. The armed gunmen are dead.

    Armed men take hostages in French church

    July 26, 2016: Several people have been taken hostage by two armed men at a church near Rouen, France. Media reports quoted police as saying that the gunmen were holding between four and six people hostage at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The hostages included a priest, two sisters and a few churchgoers.

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    France church hostage: Priest killed