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IS link to suspected cop killer.

A FRENCHMAN suspected of killing two police officers declared his allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and threatened to kill non-believers, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins.

Attacker Larossi Abballa made the declaration in exchanges with police during a stand-off on Monday night at a house in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, where a police commander and his partner were found dead.

Mr Molins said Abballa, who was also found dead in the house after the stand-off, responded to IS calls to kill non-believers and their families wherever they live.

The couple's three-yearold child was found unharmed in the property after the stand-off.

Abballa is said to have filmed the knife attack before posting it on Facebook Live.

A police official said that at one point in the video, the attacker puzzles over what to do with the child.

IS news agency Amaq cited an unnamed source as saying an IS fighter carried out the attack.

Prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said French authorities have "no reason" to doubt that claim. Abballa had a list of targets, including journalists and public figures, according to Mr Molins.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jun 15, 2016
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