Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Read more

THE DEBATE

Syria: Russia and Israel seek to avoid spiral over plane downing

Read more

FOCUS

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

Read more

ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Should supermodels' catwalk strut be protected by copyright?

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US hits China with trade tariffs on $200bn of goods

Read more

France

French police arrest 6 for 2016 killing of police couple in name of IS

© Facebook screenshot | Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider were killed on June 12, 2016, in their home of Magnanville, in Yvelines, west of Paris.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2018-04-09

A French official says three men and three women have been detained in the investigation of the 2016 slaying of two police officers in their home in the name of the Islamic State group.

A judicial official said the arrests on Monday were aimed at determining the roles, if any, that the individuals may have had in the killings of the couple at their home in Magnanville, west of Paris.

The official refused to confirm French press reports that one of the women detained in the sweep in Les Yvelines -- where Magnanville is located -- and the Val d'Oise is herself a police officer. The official was not authorized to speak publicly.

Larossi Abballa stabbed the couple before police killed him. The couple's 3-year-old son survived.

(AP)

Date created : 2018-04-09

  • FRANCE

    To the caliphate and back: French women under the Islamic State group

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Girlfriend of Trèbes supermarket gunman placed under formal investigation

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    France and the challenge of tracking 20,000 suspected extremists

    Read more

COMMENT(S)