French mourn and hunt for accomplices after police attacked
AP, Wednesday 15 Jun 2016


The French president and French police are mourning two police officials killed by an Islamic State militant, as anti-terrorism investigators question three suspects and seek to determine whether the attacker was working with a larger network.

The attack revived French concerns about the IS threat after the group targeted Paris last year.

The Paris suburb of Magnanville is holding a memorial ceremony for Jean-Baptiste Savaing, the 42-year-old police commander who was stabbed outside his house Monday night, and his 36-year-old female companion, a police administrator whose name has not been released.

President Francois Hollande is joining a moment of silence at the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

Attacker Larossi Abballa, who had a past terrorist conviction, recorded a video during the attack before being killed in a police raid.

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