March 24, 2018

Second French Church Attacker Formally Identified: Prosecutors

2 assailants entered a church in France and killed the preist on Tuesday. (File Photo)

PARIS: French investigators have formally identified the second terrorist who attacked a church and killed a priest, a young man who was known to authorities after having tried to travel to Syria, a source in the prosecutor’s office said today.

They named him as Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, who was killed by police in Tuesday’s attack in the Normandy church along with Adel Kermiche, also 19, who had been awaiting trial on terror charges.

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