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Terrorist Attack in France - Second Suspect in Custody


What Happened:

  • On Friday, a second suspect was arrested for potentially being in contact with the assailant that attacked and killed three people in Nice, France on Thursday.

  • The attacker himself, Ibrahim Issaoui, was shot by police and is currently in the hospital under life-threatening conditions.

  • The new suspect, a 47 year old man, is believed to have been in contact with Issaoui the night before the attack.

  • This is the third attack over the last two months in France. It is believed the attacks are a response from the Muslim community over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were republished by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

  • Charlie Hebdo was famously attacked by two Islamist gunmen in 2015 when they first published these caricatures. The attack resulted in 12 deaths and several more wounded.

  • Said Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi, "I am on the scene with the police who arrested the attacker. Everything points to a terrorist attack."

  • He added, "He [the assailant] cried ‘Allah Akbar!’ over and over, even after he was injured...The meaning of his gesture left no doubt."

  • France's Anti-Terrorist department is investigating the attack.

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