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Muslim Convert Shouting Allahu Akhbar! Stabs Three French Policemen Is Shot Dead - Was "Known For His Extremist Views"

December 21, 2014

France: Man Shouting 'Allahu Akhbar!' Stabs Three Policemen
Police shoot dead attacker, a Burundi-born man 'known for his radical views,' after he stabbed policemen. Benny Moshe

A 20 year-old man has been shot dead by the French police on Saturday, Le Figaro reports, after he stabbed three policemen in Joue-les-Tours, near the city of Tours, while shouting 'Allahu Akhbar!' (Arabic: "G-d is great").

He stabbed three police officers before being "killed (by) police officers present using their issued firearms," according to a French Interior Ministry statement.

The three are in stable condition.

The perpetrator was a French citizen born in Burundi in 1994, a source told AFP, and was known to local police. He was allegedly "known for his extremist views."

His brother was known to security agencies for his radical beliefs as well, according to the International Business Times, and had at one point planned to travel to Syria.



Brother of French Police Attacker Arrested in Burundi The brother of a man who stabbed police officers in France has been arrested in Burundi.

Arutz Sheva Staff

The brother of a man who attacked police in France has been arrested in Burundi, a local intelligence spokesman said Tuesday, according to The Associated Press (AP).

Burundi intelligence spokesman Telesphore Bigirimana said that Brice Nzohabonayo was arrested Saturday after his brother, Bertrand Nzohabonayo, attacked French police in a suburb of Tours, leaving two officers seriously injured.

The attacker was shot dead by police. He reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" while running over the police officers.

Bigirimana said intelligence services had been tipped off about the brothers' movements since 2013. He said the two moved between France and Burundi and there were concerns about how radical they had become after converting to Islam.

France has seen a number of similar attacks in recent days, the latest one having taken place on Monday, when a van rammed into shoppers at a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes, injuring at least ten people.

The driver charged at a chalet in a stall serving hot wine, in front of which several people were gathered. A local newspaper said the driver, who is being identified as either age 25 or 44, shouted "Allahu Akbar" before plowing into the large crowd of seasonal shoppers at the market.

On Sunday, a mentally ill man yelled "Allahu Akbar" before ramming his vehicle into dozens of pedestrians in the eastern French city of Dijon. 13 people were injured in that incident, which has been ruled to have no link to terrorism.


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