French prosecutor: Police officer's killer had pledged allegiance to ISIS

June 14, 2016 15:50

PARIS - The knifeman who killed a French police commander and his partner at their home on Monday had recently pledged allegiance to the head of the Islamic State and had a list of other targets, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said on Tuesday.

The attacker told police negotiators before he was killed in a raid on the house that he had answered a recent appeal by Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "to kill miscreants at home with their families", Molins told journalists.

Police found at the murder site a list of other potential targets that included the names of rappers, journalists, police officers and other public figures, Molins said, without giving their names.

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