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Live updates: Church attacker urges all Muslims to destroy France in new video

  • France is in shock after two Islamic State followers slit the throat of an elderly priest
  • The attackers stormed a Normandy church and took hostages before they were killed by police
  • The men apparently forced Father Jacques Hamel to kneel before killing him and filming it
  • Adel Kermiche, 19, has been named as one of the attackers
  • Kermiche was on probation and had twice attempted to travel to Syria
  • The other has been identified as 19 year old Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean
  • IS released a video of the pair pledging allegiance late on Wednesday
  • IS-affiliated news agency Amaq released another video showing Petitjean urging Muslims to destroy France and attack the West
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DNA tests confirm identity of second man in priest killing

DNA tests show Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean (right) was one of the men who killed a priest in a Normandy church.

DNA tests have confirmed the second man who killed a priest in a church in Normandy was Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean, French prosecutors said.

The 19-year-old, who was born in the eastern Vosges region of France, slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel with Adel Kermiche, also 19, during morning Mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, outside Rouen, on Tuesday.

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