June 18, 2016 / 12:37 PM / in a year

Two suspected associates of French police killer to be investigated: prosecutor

PARIS (Reuters) - Two suspected associates of the killer of a French police commander and his partner will be placed under investigation on Saturday for membership of a terrorist organization, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

The flag-draped coffins of French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his companion, administrative agent Jessica Schneider, are carried during a ceremony, in Versailles, near Paris, France, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The police couple were stabbed to death outside their home in Paris in an attack claimed by Islamic State on Monday.

The magistrate’s office said it had opened a judicial investigation into the deaths, focused on charges of assassination, sequestration and participation in a terrorist project.

“Charaf-Din Aberouz and Saad Rajraji (...) will be brought before a magistrate as part of the judicial investigation in order to be placed under investigation for membership of a terrorist group,” the prosecutor’s office said.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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