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Adel Kermiche: What we know about the French church attacker

One of the church attackers, Adel Kermiche. Credit: Twitter

Adel Kermiche has been named as one of the Islamic State-inspired terrorists who murdered a priest in a church in Normandy.

Here's everything we know about the 19-year-old.

  • Kermiche was twice arrested last year for trying to get to Syria
  • The teenager was released from prison in March 2016 but placed under close surveillance
  • Kermiche was wearing an electronic tag and was on probation when he killed the priest
  • He grew up in an estate in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray - the town where the priest was killed
  • A family friend said Kermiche's sister is a doctor while his mother is a professor
  • His family alerted authorities to his radicalism to try to stop him from going to Syria
  • A video has also emerged showing Kermiche pledging allegiance to the so-called Islamic State

Follow live updates on the investigation into Kermiche and the church attack here.

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