France mourns 'hero' police officer

France mourns 'hero' police officer

France mourns 'hero' police officer

Terrifying details of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame's ordeal came to light as two of his killer's closest friends remained in custody in connection with the outrage.

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His death raises the toll to four.

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"Beyond his job, he gave his life for someone else, for a stranger", his brother, Cedric, told RTL radio in France.

He joined France's elite police special forces in 2003 and served in Iraq in 2005.

Representatives from the Muslim community attended the mass, which had an overflow crowd listening to the service through loudspeakers outside the small church as armed police stood by. "He was well aware he had almost no chance".

The mayor of Trebes, Eric Menassi, was equally emotional. Hureaux has suggested to take a look at the history of the relations between Russia and France, saying that minor crises should not affect those ties.

The Morocco-born gunman was killed by police who stormed the supermarket.

On Friday, police detained a woman who was "very close" to the gunman Lakdim and "shared his life", prosecutor François Molins said. He had married his wife Marielle, in a civil marriage in August 2016, and they were planning have a Catholic ceremony on June 9.

"It is better that one man dies for the people, so that the nation doesn't perish", the bishop said.

A prominent US-based Jewish human rights organization has expressed concern over "vicious antisemitic conspiracy texts" that were available at the.

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France remained under a state of emergency for about two years after the Paris attacks.

The Grand Mosque of Paris praised the officer's "courage and commitment".

Flowers laid outside police HQ in Carcasonne for the fallen officer.

France's public finance watchdog urged Macron to go further in reducing the country's deficit and debt at the beginning of February. Special police units converged on the scene while authorities blocked roads and urged residents to stay away.

The attacker's rampage began when he shot the occupant of a car he stole and fired on a group of police joggers, wounding one.

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Investigators also found three improvised explosive devices, a 7.65-millimeter handgun and a hunting knife in the supermarket, a source said. Like the ones who use English, that is more a consequence of colonialism than the choices made by free and conscious people.

Beltrame's mother said she was not surprised her son would put others' lives before his own. "You feel utterly helpless".

She said she helped evacuate as many people as possible. "It was a mistake".

During the standoff, Lakdim requested the release of Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving assailant of the Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

Hundreds of mourners packed a church service Sunday for the victims of France's latest Islamist attack.

The Daesh-linked Aamaq news agency said the attacker was responding to the group's calls to target countries in the US-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against IS militants in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

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