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French policeman was detained in an investigation into an attack that killed two officers

FRANCE (OBSERVATORY) – A French policeman was detained in six people under interrogation on Monday as part of an investigation into an attack that killed two police officers in 2016 and the Islamic state organization claimed responsibility for him, a judicial source said.

An assailant named Aroussi Abdellahi killed French police chief Jean-Baptiste Salvin and his co-worker, Jessica Schneider, in their home near Paris. Special police forces killed the attacker who claimed to be the organizer of the Islamic state.

Three men and three women, including a policewoman and her daughter, were detained on Monday to determine if they had a hand in the attack, the judicial source said.

The policewoman was already questioned in 2016 after being hosted at the request of her daughter, a young woman who was monitored by police for doubts about her inclination to Islamic extremism.

Police officials at the time found no evidence against the woman, who was then a local representative of a police union.