A deadly pact between radicalised teens. Monday morning......Two19 year-olds were shot dead by police as they emerged from a church at Saint Etienne du Rouvray...after killing a priest and taking hostages during morning mass. One of attackers was immediately named as Adel Kermiche.The second suspect has now been idenfied as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean......verified by a DNA sample provided by his mother. For over a year, she lived in this apartment in eastern France with her son. She's still in shock over what happened. By her account, the morning of the attack, he said he was going to visit a cousin in Nane cie ncié, a 5 hour drive away from St Etienne.0.39SOT Mother, Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean "At 7 o'clock he wrote to me: "Mum, don't worry. Everything is good. I love you. Go to sleep"An ID card belonging to Petitjean was found in Kermiche's house. His photo was famililar to authorities, last Friday they recieved a tip-off that he was preparing for an imminent attack in France. Police had been looking for him for several days before the attack. Both men had been on an anti-terror survillance list. On the radar, for trying to travel to Syria and join the ranks of the Islamic State group.
French investigators formally identify second Normandy church attacker