Paris police attacker ‘likely’ had links to Salafists, prosecutor says

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The Paris prosecutor says the perpetrator of a deadly knife attack at a Paris police headquarters was likely in contact with members of an ultra-conservative reform movement of Islam.


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Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday that the civilian employee, who killed four of his colleagues, "had likely contacts with members of the Salafist movement."

Ricard said the autopsies "attest to a scene of extreme violence" in an attack that lasted seven minutes.

French prosecutors on Friday opened an investigation into Thursday's attack and said it could be terror-related.

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