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Nine arrested in France over beheading of teacher as Macron denounces ‘Islamist terrorist attack’ – ABC News

French authorities investigate whether the 18-year-old assailant who beheaded a history teacher near Paris on Friday acted alone or with accomplices.

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A suspected Islamic radical shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old of Chechen origin, officials said.
Key points:

  • Murdered teacher Samuel Paty had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Politicians have characterised the slaying as an attack on France’s state secularism
  • One Muslim leader said a string of attacks by extremists had hurt the French Islamic community

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