French investigators probe motives of airport attacker

French investigators probe motives of airport attackerFrench investigators were on Sunday trying to establish whether the man shot dead after holding up a soldier at Orly airport in Paris had planned the attack or acted on impulse. Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem caused a major security scare, leading to the temporary closure of the capital’s second-busiest airport and the cancellation of dozens of flights. Ben Belgacem, who was born in France to Tunisian parents, said he wanted to “die for Allah” and that others too would die after grabbing a female soldier, putting a gun to her head and seizing her rifle.



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