Muslim attacker posts selfie revealing he was answering ISIS call for lone wolf attacks in Facebook video after slaughtering French police commander and his wife in front of their child, before being shot dead by officers who rescued the 3-year-old boy.
UK Daily Mail After killing the couple Larossi Abballa, 25, recorded a 12 minute monologue to camera while in the couple’s house in Magnanville and posted the video on Facebook Live. In the video, Abballa says: ‘We will come and find you the way I have found this policemen at his house.’
He also hinted at an ISIS attack on the Euro 2016 football tournament, saying: ‘We’re keeping another surprise for the Euros but I won’t say anything more.’ And, chillingly, he also hinted that the son of his victims was also in danger, saying: ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with the boy.’
He continued: ‘(President) Hollande you are ruthless but we are also heartless…I was ruthless just now towards this policeman and his wife.’ Police later raided Abballa’s home and found a hit list on his computer which contained six names. Prosecutor Francois Molins said they included ‘rappers, journalists, police officers and public personalities’.
Abballa had also been sentenced in 2013 for taking part in a jihadist organisation with links to Pakistan. He was sentenced to three years behind bars, six months of which were suspended for ‘criminal association with the aim of preparing terrorist acts’ following a trial with seven other defendants.
Despite this, he only spent a few months in prison, and is thought to have maintained his links with a group sending jihadists to fight in Afghanistan.