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Hollande vows to fight terrorism as 3 arrested over murder of police couple

Hollande vows to fight terrorism as 3 arrested over murder of police couple

France

French police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of a police officer and a police secretary at their home near Paris.

The victims Jean-Baptiste Salvaing , 42 and his partner, Jessica Schnieder, 36, were stabbed in their home. Their 3-year-old son was found shocked but unharmed.

Reacting to the murder during a joint press conference with Niger’s president Issoufou Mahamadou, French president Francois Hollande said his government had mobilised considerable force against the terrorist threats confronting his country.

The killer, Larossi Abballa, posted a video on social media after committing the act claiming he had killed in line with the Islamic State’s call for a jihad during the holy month of Ramadan.

He was later killed after a three-hour gun fire with raid commandos.

“We’ll have the maximum mobilisation to face the terrorist threat, we have seen this over several months, I made sure that further means be deployed, that the vigilance be at its maximum and we will continue because it is about defending our principles and values but also to fight against Islamist terrorism and fanaticism everywhere,” Hollande said.

News Agencies