France attacker had 'hit list' of VIPs, police, rappers: Prosecutor

AFP , Tuesday 14 Jun 2016

French public prosecutor
French public prosecutor of Paris Francois Molins adresses a press conference in Paris on June 14, 2016 (Photo: AFP)

The man who knifed to death two police officials had a "hit list" of VIPs, police and rappers, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

The killer, 25-year-old Larossi Abballa, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group three weeks ago, Francois Molins told a news conference.

Earlier on Tuesday, a police source said two people had been detained in connection with the attack, and Molins confirmed that a third person had also been taken into custody as part of the investigation into Monday's double murder.

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