Cherif Chekat, 29, the chief suspect in the shooting attack on the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, which left five people dead and another 12 wounded, and who was shot dead by police shortly afterwards, had left a recent pledge of allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group on a computer memory stick, judicial officials have confirmed.
A fifth person has died from wounds sustained in the gun attacks last Tuesday on the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, when local man Cherif Chekatt, 29, who the so-called Islamic State group said acted in its name, shot a total of 16 people.
A Jewish cemetery's tombstones and Holocaust memorial were this week daubed with painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti at Herrlisheim, in eastern France, about 20 kilometres from Strasbourg where a gunman left four dead and 12 others wounded on Tueday in an attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State group.
French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux on Thursday called on the so-called Yellow Vest movement demanding better living standards for low- and midlle income earners not to hold another weekend of protests because of the strain placed on police and security forces after this week's terrorist attack in Strasbourg.
A massive manhunt for Cherif Chekatt, the chief suspect in the Tuesday evening shooting spree on the streets of Strasbourg, which left three people dead and 13 others wounded, including one who is described as brain-dead, ended on Thursday evening when the 29-year-old died in a firefight with police in the eastern French city.
A Thai tourist was among two people killed and an Italian journalist and a garagist of Afghan origin were reported to be among the 13 others wounded in a shooting spree on the streets of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening when a gunman, apparently acting alone and who witnesses say shouted "god is greater" in Arabic, succeeded in escaping the scene.
In a message he posted on Twitter on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump, currently battling for approval of a budget to beef up immigration barriers with a wall on the US border with Mexico, cited the terrorist shooting spree on Tuesday in Strasbourg to justify a clampdown on migrants, apparently ignorant of the fact that the suspect in the attack was born in the the eastern French city.
Chérif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Strasbourg-born man currently wanted as the chief suspect for the deadly street shooting spree in the city on Tuesday evening when two people were killed and 13 others wounded, had served prison sentences for 27 different convictions in France, Germany and Switzerland, notably for armed robbery and assault, and was, according to the French interior ministry, drawn to radical Islamic circles while in jail.
More than 700 French police and security personnel are involved in the search for a 29-year-old man, who had been monitered by internal intelligence services as a potential terrorist risk, after two people were killed and 13 others wounded, one of who was left brain-dead, in a shooting on Tuesday evening the streets of the eastern city of Strasbourg.
A gunman identified on CCTV footage, and reportedly known to French internal intelligence services as a supporter of radical Islamic movements, has evaded arrest after three people were shot dead and at least 12 others wounded on the streets of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France, when an army security patrol wounded the 29-year-old before his escape.
A grain silo in the eastern French city of Strasbourg with a storage capacity of 400,000 tonnes was wrecked by an apparently accidental explosion early on Wednesday which left at least three people seriously injured.
An investigation has been opened in France into how a 22-year-old woman from the eastern city of Strasbourg died of multiple organ failure hours after phoning emergency services for help but was mocked by a female call operator.
In a loudly applauded speech before the European Parliament on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron warned against the spread of nationalist politics among some EU member states, slamming 'a fascination with the illiberal' and insisting that democracy 'is a word with meaning, which emerged from the battles of the past'.
Five men arrested last Sunday are said to be Islamic State operatives planning attack under the direction of a commander based in Iraq and Syria.