Rome, Oct 3 (IANS/AKI) A Tunisian suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille at the weekend had an Italian wife and lived for a time in Italy’s Aprilia town.
Tunisian authorities on Tuesday named as Ahmed Hanachi, an illegal immigrant in France who stabbed to death two 20-year-old cousins at the central train station in Marseille on Sunday reportedly shouting “Allahu akbar”.
The attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State, which said the knifeman was was one of its “soldiers”.
The attack, during which Hanachi slit the throat slit of one victim and stabbed the other in the stomach, drew condemnation in France and internationally. Police shot dead Hanachi at the scene.