investigators paintings outdoor the Saint-Charles educate station in
Marseille after the stabbing assaults.
The man who killed two girls in an assault in Marseille on Sunday
afternoon has been named as 29-year-old Ahmed Hanachi.
Police named Hanachi on Monday evening, and mentioned he was an illegal
immigrant from Tunisia,
in accordance to The Times.
Hanachi stabbed the 2 cousins to death round 1.45 p.m. native
time (CET) outdoor the French town’s Saint-Charles educate station,
earlier than he was shot useless by way of infantrymen,
Le Monde reported.
The sufferers have been 20-year-old Mauranne Harel and 21-year-old Laura
Paumier, who was visiting Harel for the weekend,
in accordance to Le Parisien. They have been celebrating a birthday,
mentioned the Associated Press.
Laura, left, with Mauranne.
Francois Molins, Paris’ public prosecutor, advised journalists on
Monday that the 29-year-old had controlled to evade police by way of dwelling
below seven aliases since 2005,
in accordance to Reuters. None of Hanachi’s more than one identities
got here up on French anti-terrorist checklists, Molins added.
Two days earlier than the assault, Hanachi was arrested in Lyon for
shoplifting, however was launched by way of police for loss of proof the
According to Molins, Hanachi stabbed one of the most girls a number of
instances with a 20-centimetre knife, earlier than operating away to assault
his 2nd sufferer, CNN reported. Molins added that a passer-by
attempted to intrude earlier than the attacker moved towards the warriors,
who shot him useless.
One of the cousins had her throat slit, whilst the opposite was
stabbed in the tummy, the BBC
Witnesses mentioned he shouted “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for “God is
nice”) because the scene opened up, Le Monde mentioned.
ISIS’s media wing, Amaq,
mentioned the attacker was considered one of its “soldiers,” however neither
named the attacker nor equipped proof that Hanachi was related
to the gang, CNN mentioned. French government are these days treating
the incident as a terrorist assault.
“We are always in state of war,” French
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb advised the France Inter radio