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Adel Kermiche

Second Arrest Over Jihadi Murder of French Priest

PARIS (AFP) – Police in southwest France arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the jihadist killing of a priest in a Normandy church last month, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Father Jacques Hamel was killed in a brutal jihadist attack at his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France on July 26

French Priest-Slayers Were Both on Terror Watch List

French authorities have identified the second jihadist involved in the brutal killing of a priest in northern France on Tuesday, acknowledging that they had received a tip-off Friday saying that the man was preparing an imminent attack.

A picture obtained on July 27, 2016 shows Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, one the two men who stormed into a church on July 26 in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar.