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Old 25th Nov 2016, 09:15
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Oh dear.
Don't you just love the often malicious tripe published by the Gatestone Institute?

"Editor's Note: It was brought to our attention that the original version of this article contained several inaccuracies.
We sincerely apologise to our readers, the author sincerely regrets his mistakes".

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Old 25th Nov 2016, 09:35
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Police say they have identified the (unnamed) suspect, who is still at large. The weapon found in his vehicle is being described as an Airsoft type. They are still not making any terrorist connection.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 11:19
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Sources now say the attacker is a 47yo ex military paratrooper, no name given as yet.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 07:09
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perhaps there is pressure to keep it low key in France?
Err, well if there was it didn't work.... The attack was lead item on the news through Thursday night, second item on the news yesterday (after the flooding in the southeast - I think sitigeltfel is in that part of the world so I hope he hasn't been washed away...)

Just to be clear, yes, "Anti terror" units were involved in the initial operation - given the state of alert here, their ready availability, and possibly initial worse case assumptions that is hardly surprising, as just in case, use of local resources, etc,

That didn't mean that one could draw the conclusion that the only possible motive for the attack was religion and or terrorism and that was something the police were emphasising right from the star . Sadly however it seems at least one local politician decided to get something off their chest and some in the media went with it.

As Siti has pointed out the police have a suspect, and the motive could be anything from breaking and entering gone wrong, religion and terrorism (though that as a motivation really is being denied by police now), domestic dispute, deranged individual (and you have those in the UK) etc etc - we will see.

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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 08:22
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A device made to look like an explosive belt was discovered in a public park close to two schools in Apt this morning. Bomb disposal experts have determined it was a fake, designed to spread alarm. The schools, which were due to hold pre Christmas events this evening, were closed as a precaution.

That explains the two military choppers (which I initially thought were on their way to the St Christol Foreign Legion base) I saw heading for the town just after 9am.
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