News

Police Officer ‘Executed’ By Paris Terrorists Was A Muslim With Arab Roots

Police Officer ‘Executed’ By Paris Terrorists Was A Muslim With Arab Roots

heb

Police authorities have named 42-year-old Ahmed Merabet as one of two policemen killed in attack by two gunmen on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office.

According to Le Monde, Merabet has been identified as the police officer shown on video being shot in the head, execution style, by one of the gunmen after being injured.

Photograph of Ahmed Merabet circulating on social media.
Photograph of Ahmed Merabet circulating on social media.

Merabet, the newspaper reported, was a patrolman assigned to the district where Charlie Hebdo’s office is located. Merabet leaves behind a wife and is a Muslim with Arab roots.

Video of the shocking killing has been played on repeat on television channels and news websites across the globe. The video shows the gunmen injuring the officer before one of them shoots the officer in the head with a single bullet. The gunmen then flee the scene after entering a black Citroen.

Still from video showing killing of a police officer.
Still from video showing killing of a police officer.

The second police officer killed in the attack has not yet been identified by authorities.

According to France’s Prosecutor-General, eight of those killed were journalists working for Charlie Hebdo. Four others, including the two police officers, were also killed.

Among those killed are prominent cartoonists Wolinski and Cabu, Charlie Hebdo’s chief-editor Stephane Charbonnier, cartoonist Bernard Verlhac and economist Bernard Maris.

Meanwhile, police have identified the two prime suspects as 34-year-old Said Kouachi and 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi.

All suspects are French nationals who were born in France. The two Kouachi brothers are of Algerian decent, reported BBC.

Is this the end of Egypt's king of fuul?
Gunmen Flee Scene of 'Massacre' in Paris After 12 Killed

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian MP Drafts New Law to Regulate Outdoor Advertising

Nour EltiganiNovember 19, 2018

Naguib Mahfouz’s Newly Discovered Stories to be Published This December

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 19, 2018

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Down to 10 Percent in Q3 of 2018

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2018

Egyptian MP to Submit Bill Omitting Religion from National IDs to Parliament

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2018

British Parliament Encourages Lifting the Travel Ban Imposed on Sharm El Sheikh

Nour EltiganiNovember 11, 2018

Egyptian Film ‘Yomeddine’ Wins at Geneva Film Festival

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.