Friday, April 21, 2017

Karim Cheurfi - Paris Terror Attack

From USA Today:

Police have searched a home in the Paris suburb of Chelles after Thursday's terror attack that left one police officer dead and two other people wounded.

Authorities believe the residence east of Paris that is home to Karim Cheurfi, 39, is linked to the shooting that took place on the Champs-Elysees, the Associated Press reported.

Cheurfi has a police record and is known to authorities, according to the Associated Press and CNN.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting in which the assailant died in the exchange of gunfire.

...The Islamic State identified the attacker as Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki through its Amaq news agency, according to SITE Intel Group, a U.S.-based organization that monitors terrorists' activity online.

Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert initially told the AP that the gunman deliberately targeted police on guard near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station, and appeared to act alone. On Thursday evening, the Telegraph reported that police in Paris issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect who arrived by train from Belgium.
It's sad that this won't be the last attack.

I wouldn't want to go to France.

Over 230 people have been killed in France in terror attacks since 2015. More than 800 people have been wounded.

When are French citizens going to demand action?

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