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ISIS follower used Facebook live when he killed two Paris policemen

Terror attacker in leafy Paris suburb streams chilling video during standoff with officers.

Published: 15th June 2016 08:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2016 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

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This is a still taken from video released Tuesday June 14, 2015 by Islamic State's Amaq news agency that it says is a video showing Larossi Abballa the suspect in the knifing of a French police couple confessing to the killings. | AP

PARIS:A Frenchman who murdered a police commander and his partner live on Facebook claimed he was answering Isil's call for lone wolf attacks in Ramadan, prosecutors said yesterday (Tuesday).

Larossi Abballa, a 25-year-old known to French security services, also reportedly warned that the Euro 2016 football tournament taking place in France would become a "graveyard".

In a 12-minute broadcast, Abballa pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, saying he was heeding the Islamist terror group's call to "kill infidels in their homes with their families", prosecutors said.

He did so using Facebook Live, a new application that allows users to stream video live to their followers, raising fears that terrorists will increasingly turn to such online streaming to broadcast their crimes in real time.

The savage attack late on Monday night in Magnanville, a suburb 40 miles west of Paris, came barely a day after another Isil-inspired gunman killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida in the deadliest shooting in modern American history.

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