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2 French police officers killed in terrorist attack

Posted at 5:15 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 08:15:56-04
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities are calling a deadly attack on two police officials a terrorist attack.
 
Police say a 25-year-old French man armed with a knife attacked the officials in the home the man and woman shared in a Paris suburb.
 
Authorities say Larossi Abbala also recorded the attack, which he posted live on Facebook, and at one point appeared puzzled over what to do with the couple's 3-year-old child, who was spared.
 
The attacker was killed, but two other people are being detained.
 
The mayor of the suburban town where two people were killed in an apparent extremist attack says the woman who died had recently been organizing a soccer tournament in honor of an officer who had been killed 18 years ago.
 
Mayor Michel Lebouc told reporters that he had come to know the woman and her police commander husband well after they moved in some two or three years ago. He says that it seemed that Islamist fanatics were intent on hitting "everywhere."
 
"They hit the state. But they also hit where we least expect them," he said.