Killers of French priest seen on IS allegiance-pledge video

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016

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The so-called Islamic State has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.

The two men are filmed speaking in Arabic and referring to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One holds a piece of paper on which the IS flag is printed.

Fr Jacques Hamel, 86, had his throat cut in the attack on Tuesday at a church in a Normandy suburb.

Both attackers were shot dead by police after taking hostages.

The video was posted by Amaq news agency, the media arm of IS, which has posted the group’s videos and statements in the past.

It has not been verified by French police.

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