Attack in Paris: German federal prosecutors announce the opening of an investigation

The German federal prosecutor's office announced on Monday, December 4, the opening of an investigation into the attack in Paris in which a German-Filipino tourist was killed

Attack in Paris: German federal prosecutors announce the opening of an investigation

The German federal prosecutor's office announced on Monday, December 4, the opening of an investigation into the attack in Paris in which a German-Filipino tourist was killed. “We have opened an investigation,” a spokesperson for the federal prosecutor's office, located in Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg) and specializing in terrorism cases, told Agence France-Presse (AFP), confirming information from the German weekly Der Spiegel.

The German investigation, justified by the dual nationality of the victim, will take place in parallel with the French investigation entrusted to the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office. On Sunday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was “upset by the terrorist attack in Paris which killed a German and injured several people.”

Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, a 26-year-old Franco-Iranian, was arrested after the attack which caused the death of the German-Filipino tourist and injured two other people on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. near the Bir-Hakeim bridge (15th borough).