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Killing of French police commander and partner was 'terror attack'

The French government has confirmed the killing of a couple - who were both police officers - was a terror attack.

Larossi Abbala, 25, stabbed a French police commander to death outside his home on Monday night and pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State.

The officer's partner was later found dead. The couple's three-year-old son survived the attack.

The Paris prosecutor said searches of Abballa's home uncovered a list of targets including "rappers, journalists, police officers and public personalities".

French officials said Abbala recorded a video during the attack.

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Two people close to police attacker held

Police man a roadblock at the scene in the Paris suburb of Magnanville. Credit: Reuters

Two people close to a man who killed two French police officers in a Paris suburb on Monday night have been held for questioning, a police source has said.

The source added that the attacker had been put under wiretaps recently without any results.

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