Strasbourg: Cherif Chekatt's older brother held in Algeria

The man also on fiche 'S' radical watch list

14 December, 16:54

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, DECEMBER 14 - Another brother of Cherif Chekatt, the man believed to be responsible for the Strasbourg attack, has been detained in Algeria, Le Parisien reports. The French newspaper said that the man, Sami Chekatt, 34, was also currently on an S-Fiche radical watch list and was wanted for terrorist association.

    Cherif Chekatt's older brother had left France a while before the Tuesday night attack in Strasbourg.

    Investigators are looking into whether Chekatt was helped by family members to carry out the deadly shooting spree.

    Police also detained two other brothers, their parents and a friend.

    French police on Thursday night confronted and fatally shot the man believed to be responsible for killing three people and wounding many more in Strasbourg. (ANSAmed).

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