ISIS fighter live-streamed killing of French cop, wife on Facebook
ISIS terrorist Larossi Abballa, who killed a French police officer and his spouse, reportedly, streamed a video of the killing of the couple on Facebook Live, in front of their three-year-old son, who was being held hostage.
French security expert David Thomson said the attacker stabbed Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife in cold blood in front of their son. Aballa then posted images of his crimes on the Internet, he added.
According to report, the film and photos was posted along with Abballa’s justifications for what he had done.
The account of Abballa’s Facebook profile included a 13 minute video of the murders and 15 photos. The account under the name ‘Mohamed Ali’ has since been suspended.
The Facebook Live feature allows users to live stream video to their profiles. The suspect, is reportedly seen musing in the video about what to do with the couple’s three-year-old child, who survived the attack.
The assailant is a 25-year-old who reportedly went to jail in 2013 for helping Islamist militants go to Pakistan and had been monitored by security services. The attacker repeatedly knifed the 42-year-old police commander in the abdomen.
Following the attack, the attacker had barricaded himself inside the house in Magnanville, a suburb some 60 km west of Paris, taking the policeman’s wife and three-year-old son as hostage.
“The police chief’s partner was found dead in the house. The boy was left unharmed but in a state of shock,” an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
The attacker was later shot dead by members of an elite police after negotiations failed.
The killing of the officer happened as France police were on high alert for attacks during the Euro 2016, Europe’s most awaited football tournament.
The incident happened as France has been under a state of emergency since the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015 in which 130 people died.