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Paris police stabbing: 'a terrorist act'

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>> An abject act of terror, that's how French authorities are describing a brutal murder near Paris on Monday night, a suspected Islamic fighter stabbing a police officer to death, before taking his partner and three year old son hostage. Police shot the attacker dead, but not before he also killed the woman.
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Reuters Ingrid Melander says the attacker had been on the police's radar.>> He's a 25 year old man whom police forces say is called Larossi Abballa. He's a French nationality of Moroccan origin. He was was being monitored by intelligence services. In 2013, he was condemned for taking part in a network that was sending people to Pakistan, some Islamist militants.
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And he was also condemned three times for theft to aggravated theft and driving without license.>> Police are searching the attacker's house and questioning two people thought to be close to Abballa. Islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack.>>
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> France is confronted by an extremely high terrorist threat, everyone here remembers what happen in 2015 in January, then in November.
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This latest attack a stark reminder of that threat especially as the country hosts the Euro 2016 football tournament.