Terrorist killer Larossi Abballa stabbed French policeman Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, and his wife to death in their home Islamic State terrorists have claimed in a statement that they are responsible for the murder of a French police commander by a known homegrown jihadist.
Jean-Baptiste Salvaing was stabbed repeatedly in the throat and stomach at his home in Magnanville on the outskirts of Paris last night.
The knife-wielding killer lived locally and was a convicted Islamic extremist, who was sentenced to three years in 2013 for “association with criminals preparing terrorist acts”.
However despite his conviction he only spent a few months in prison.
He is thought to have maintained his links with a group sending jihadists to fight in Afghanistan.
Police at the Paris home of the murdered officer The only survivor of a police raid in the early hours of this morning was the Salvaings’ three-year-old son.
The child was extremely shocked but otherwise unharmed, according to a spokesman for the Paris Interior Ministry.
French President Francois Hollande is holding a crisis meeting this morning, to try and work out how yet another known terrorist was allowed to strike again.
French President Francois Hollande is holding crisis talks this morning
Many of those responsible for the Isis and al-Qaeda attacks on Paris last year, in which up to 150 people died, were also on the files of the French and Belgium security forces.
Isis meanwhile used their propaganda arm to claim responsibility for the murder of Mr Salvaing.
A statement issued in Arabic by the Amaq News Agency, which is linked to the Islamic State, said: “Islamic State fighter kills deputy chief of the police station in the town of Mureaux and his wife with blade weapons.”
Police vehicles at the scene It comes while France is on the highest state of security alert during the Euro 2016 football championships, and just days after a gunman claiming allegiance to Islamic State killed 49 in Orlando, in the USA.
The bloodbath in France started soon after 9pm when Abballa launched the onslaught.
Mr Salvaing, a captain with the judicial police at nearby Mureaux, died at the scene before Abballa threatened his wife, who worked as a police secretary.
An elite unit from the Raid and BRI police commando units arrived when the alarm was raised by near neighbours.
He is also said to have posted threats towards Mr Salvaing’s wife on social media, prompting the officers to launch the raid.
The police officer’s home was on the outskirts of Paris Shortly after midnight, two loud explosions were heard, and officers with machine guns were seen storming the property.
The police source claimed that the words “Allahu Akhbar” – Arabic for “God is the Greatest” – were heard, before Abballa was shot dead.
Officers arrive at the scene when the officer was murdered It is not yet known whether Mr Salvaing’s wife was killed by the murderer, or by the police during the raid.