The Police swoops to Chérif Chekatt, the "soldier IS" in Strasbourg
Chérif Chekatt, the terrorist of Strasbourg, radicalized in prison and fingerprinted by the inter-services intelligence
Dies a fourth victim of the attack: an Italian journalist of 29 years
The jihadist on Tuesday that committed the terrorist attack on the Christmas market of Strasbourg and who was gunned down last night by the police in the district of that same city he was born, was not integrated in a network and did not support in his flight, according to the first elements of the investigation.
"Nothing indicates that is integrated in a network", has explained this Friday, the French minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, in an interview to the radio station 'Europe 1', and added that there are also no signs that you could benefit from in her escape from "particular protections".
Castaner has insisted that the three police officers who faced shots with Chérif Chekatt in the district of Neudorf and that ended up rendering not found "by chance" as some have told, but by "work on the ground," that from the first moment were the forces of law and order.
"From the first moment, -said - the research is oriented to their neighborhood of origin" and "everything makes one think" that is not coming out of there after he committed the attack at the Christmas market, which is located in the centre of Strasbourg. Four people were killed in the attack and 12 others were injured.
The minister, without giving details, he pointed out that there was a information from Neudorf, which led the police to proceed there on a deployment that included a helicopter and patrols like the one that was crossed with Chekatt yesterday at 21.00 local (20.00 GMT).
In a first moment, the terrorist shot at them and they "descended to defend itself" and "to protect".
according To sources cited by the press, there was a woman yesterday evening detected the presence of a man who looked like the terrorist, who was wounded in the arm, and to alert the forces of law and order.
The prosecutor of Paris, Rémi Heitz, head of research terrorists in France, should appear to explain, among other things, elements of the intervention.
Castaner, for its part, is planning to attend at 11.00 local (10.00 GMT) to the re-opening of the Christmas market of Strasbourg after two days in which it has remained closed for the attack Tuesday.
the city's mayor, Roland Ries, insisted in a first statement after they knew that the police had shot Chekatt that it is necessary to recover the normal life.
The owner of Interior not wanted to enter into the question of the claim of attack by jihadist by the Islamic State (EI), beyond commenting that although that organization is weakened in its rear of Syria and Iraq, France remains under the threat of the attacks.
This Friday, it was learned that there was a fourth victim of the shooting. The Italian journalist Antonio Megalizzi, 29-year-old and seriously injured in the attack in Strasbourg last Tuesday, died Friday, raising to four the fatalities, reported to the Italian authorities.
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