Terrorist who killed French cop had list of targets, top prosecutor says
The terrorist who stabbed a French policeman and his wife to death in a terror-linked attack on Monday was identified as a person known to French intelligence and security agencies. Larossi Aballah, 25, was sentenced in 2013 to three years in prison for planning terrorist attacks in France and for criminal association with a jihadist organization with links to Pakistan.
France's prosecutor general said Tuesday that a search of the terrorist's home had found a list of journalists and policemen that he planned to murder, and that the terrorist filmed the 12-minute attack and murder, uploaded it to Facebook and shared it with 100 of his friends. Aballah avoided surveillance by the French intelligence services to carry out the attack in Magnanville, a suburb of Paris.
The incident in France came a day after the massacre in Orlando in which 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded by a supporter of the Islamic State. The failure of French intelligence to monitor the terrorist was very similar to the US intelligence lapse described in DEBKAfile's exclusive analysis.