In France, a Chechen armed with a knife attacked a school in the city of Arras, killing a teacher and injuring two others, the national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation.
The attack happened on October 13 at around 11am at Gambetta High School in Arras.
The probable perpetrator of the crime is a 20-year-old Chechen born in Russia, the TV channel reports. During his crime, he shouted “Allahu akhbar” at least once.
According to BFM TV, the suspect was a former student of this school. He was detained by the police. It is known that the attacker was on the national security register, the police reports, his name is Mohamed Mogouchkov.
Later on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the school.
The National Assembly of France suspended its session as a sign of solidarity with the victims.
The National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation on the charges of “murder in connection with a terrorist organization”, “attempted murder in connection with a terrorist organization” and “association of terrorist criminals for the purpose of preparing crimes against the people”.
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