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Paris police station attacker had no link to Islamists: Germany

A Man Who Tried To Attack A Police Station In Paris This Month Had No Links To Islamist Networks, German Authorities Said Today After Carrying Out New Raids In A Refugee Shelter Where The Attacker Lived.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Jan 2016, 08:21:13 PM


A man who tried to attack a police station in Paris this month had no links to Islamist networks, German authorities said today after carrying out new raids in a refugee shelter where the attacker lived.

Investigations “over the past two weeks have brought no indications of any Islamist network” connected to the man, said Uwe Jacob, police chief of North Rhine-Westphalia state.

The attacker, identified as Tarek Belgacem by Tunisian authorities, was shot dead by French police as he attempted his assault on January 7 - the one-year anniversary of the jihadist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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First Published : 22 Jan 2016, 08:19:00 PM