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Orly attacker Muslim extremist known to French authorities

Saturday, March 18, 2017 3:42
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. March 18, 2017, 12:34 PM (IDT)

French security officials have identified as a known Muslim extremist the man who Saturday grabbed a gun from an Orly airport security guard near the check-in desk for Tel Aviv. They say he later shot himself dead. They also identity him as the same shooter who earlier injured a French soldier when he was challenged at a road check north of Paris, 30km away. After the first attack, he fled in a Clio, switched cars to a second vehicle and drove to Orly. This finding supports the French police in their assumption that the shooter was not acting alone but part of a terrorist conspiracy.

Orly airport is meanwhile under terror alert. Air flights are indefinitely suspended and the terminal evacuated as police comb through the large area for explosives

Our unique angle on these subjects – and strong intelligence dimension – has earned DEBKAfile a global reputation and a steady readership – which skyrockets in times of crisis.



Source: http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/20144/Orly-attacker-Muslim-extremist-known-to-French-authorities

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