FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

Suarez, Alba Strike As Barcelona Prepare For Chelsea By Edging Past Eibar           >>           Jose Mourinho: Use VAR Only When Referees Ask For Assistance           >>           New Mock Mars Mission In Hawaii Begins With Most International Crew Yet           >>           Facebook Will Send Postcards To Verify US Election Ad Buyers           >>           Facebook: Two-Factor Authentication Spam Was Caused By A Bug           >>           Microsoft’s Cortana Is Finally On IFTTT           >>           Severe Pizza Stalker Has Sent Over 100 Pizzas To A Lawyer           >>           Southern Charm's Naomie Olindo Admits She Got A Nose Job Two Weeks Ago           >>           Traditional Fermented Soybean Dish From Japan Can Clean Out Your Arteries And Clear Your Sinuses           >>           Pros And Cons Of Paleo, Low-Carb And Fasting Diets: What They All Have In Common Is Lots Of Fresh Vegetables           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


Chinese New Year (16th-17th Jan 2018)
| 00:00 AM


Yes2Malaysia education
February 19th, 2018 | 10:00 AM


Brunei Gastronomy Week
February 23rd, 2018 | 08:00 AM


Negara Brunei Darussalam 34th National Day
February 23rd, 2018 | 10:00 AM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 05:07AM

Subuh

: 05:17AM

Syuruk

: 06:35AM

Doha

: 06:58AM

Zohor

: 12:35PM

Asar

: 03:55PM

Maghrib

: 06:33PM

Isyak

: 07:44PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Europe


  Home > Europe


Orly Airport: Attacker Phoned Father To Say 'I Screwed Up'


Riot police inside Orly airport after the resumption of flights

 


 March 20th, 2017  |  08:29 AM  |   1213 views

PARIS

 

 

The gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday had earlier told his father he had "screwed up" and wanted forgiveness.

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he put a gun to a soldier's head saying he wanted to "die for Allah".

Earlier on Saturday, he was involved in a shooting and then a carjacking.

His father told French radio that his son had phoned after the first attack to say he had "screwed up with a gendarme", before proceeding to Orly.

Belgacem is described as having been radicalised in prison, and was on a police watch-list.

His criminal record included convictions for armed robbery and drugs offences, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters late on Saturday.

Intelligence agents searched his home in Garges-les-Gonesse, north of Paris, for evidence of Islamist sympathies, but reportedly found nothing. However, traces of cocaine were discovered during the search.

The sequence of events

Early on Saturday morning, Belgacem was stopped at a checkpoint in Garges-les-Gonesse, north of Paris.

He fired at police with a pellet gun before escaping in a car that was later found abandoned.

Police say he then stole a car at gunpoint from a woman at Vitry, south of Paris. That car was later found at Orly airport.

Map

Belgacem arrived at the airport and attacked a military patrol in the south terminal.

He tried to seize a servicewoman's automatic weapon, put his gun to her head and said: "I'm here to die for Allah. In any case people are going to die."

He was then shot dead by two other soldiers.

A copy of the Koran was found on his body, Mr Molins added.

His father, brother and cousin were taken in for questioning in the aftermath of the attack. All of them have since been released without charge.

Speaking to Europe 1 radio on Sunday, the father said his son was not a terrorist, but someone who "never prayed and he drank".

"This is what happens under the influence of drink and cannabis," the father said.

He said he had received a phone call from Belgacem after his initial attack in which he said: "Dad, please forgive me. I've screwed up with a police officer."

Then he hung up saying he was on the motorway.

 

Media caption"The attacker was holding the soldier by her neck"

The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says the picture is building up of a man on the criminal fringes of society, who also consorted with Islamist radicals.

Orly - located 13km (8 miles) south of Paris - is the capital's second-largest airport.

The attack came at a sensitive time. France has presidential elections starting next month and remains under a state of emergency.

The soldiers at Orly were part of Operation Sentinel - involving thousands of soldiers deployed to provide back-up to the police after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015 and the Paris attacks of November 2015.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC News

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


Let Najib decide on candidates for GE14 – Salleh

 2018-02-18 11:07:03

Sacred Tibetan Monastery In Lhasa Hit By Fire

 2018-02-18 11:18:19

Bain-Backed Consortium Is Said to Be Highest Bidder for Binani

 2018-02-18 11:35:33