French leader: police officials’ stabbing was act of terror

June 14, 2016 8:23 AM

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PARIS — French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the killing of two police officials was “incontestably a terrorist act,” coming as his country and others are facing a high threat of the kind of extremist violence that hit an Florida night club.

A 25-year-old Frenchman with a past terrorist conviction is suspected in Monday’s knife attack in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, according to police officials. The motive for the attack is unclear. The Islamic State’s Amaq news agency cited an unnamed source as saying an IS fighter carried out the...

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