The profile of the alleged terrorist becomes clearer, his intentions begin to unfold. be better understood by investigators. His sister notably drew up of him the portrait of a very radicalized Islamist.
What happened October 7
A knife attack took place on Friday October 13 in a high school in the city of Paris. Gambetta-Carnot school in Arras. A professor was killed and three people, a PE teacher and two establishment agents, were arrested. injured by several stab wounds.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard Mohammed Mogouchkov, indicated: Tuesday October 17 how the assailant had proceeded : the latter, armed with with two knives, first “violently hit Dominique Bernard in the neck and shoulder, another teacher tried to intervene and was stabbed in the “face”, in front of the high school. Then he entered the school. in the interior courtyard of the establishment, to pursue a professor who had intervened in the incident. outside. "His attention was diverted by the intervention of a maintenance agent equipped with a chair, while trying to intervene, he fell and the attacker tried to stab him several times,” continued the magistrate.
Who is the alleged terrorist? ?
The Arras attacker, Mohammed Mogouchkov, is a former high school student at the age of 18. 20 years old and of Chechen origin. He was placed in pre-trial detention on Tuesday after being arrested. indicted in the evening for assassination and attempted assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise, as well as for criminal terrorist association. S for radicalization since the beginning of October, he was the subject of close surveillance by the General Directorate of Security. Interior Ministry (DGSI). His family is known to the police for radicalization.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard indicated: that a judicial investigation was opened in particular for counts of “assassination and attempted assassination in relation to a terrorist enterprise”. It is likely that he was helped by his younger brother, also indicted Tuesday evening. He is suspected of to have "contributedé some support in his deadly project, particularly regarding the handling of knives.
Mohammed Mogouchkov had loaned him allegiance to Islamic State in an audio recording. According to the prosecution, he expressed his “hatred of France, the French, democracy and the education from which he benefited.” in our country. He also brought his "support for Muslims in Iraq, Asia, Palestine, but without linking his act to current events" in Israel.
One of Mohammed Mogouchkov's sisters spent time in prison. three days in custody seen before being released Monday evening. We know more about the content of his statements made to investigators. According to France Info, the 18-year-old young woman ensured that she that his brother, presumed author of of the attack, was a violent man and that he had attacked several people. their mother. She herself says she suffered violence. She also added: that she had been cloistered in his room by him and his brothers. According to her, Mohammed Mogouchkov is a radicalized young man, who broadcast Islamist prayer songs to many people. their home. She also ensured not having been informed of his terrorist plans.
What reactions from the government?
Emmanuel Macron, traveling in Albania, had a few words to describe the current climate of tension this Tuesday: "We saw it again yesterday at Brussels, all European states are vulnerable. […] This is a vulnerability. which goes with democracies and states of law, where you have individuals who can decide to do the worst.” “of vigilance,” he added.
Gérald Darmanin announced the re-examination of S files and the expulsion or withdrawal of residence permits of radicalized foreigners to force them to return to prison. leave the territory. Gabriel Attal promised to strengthen security. near and in educational establishments after the terrorist attack.