French authorities have opened an terrorism probe after security forces shot dead a man who had tried to grab the gun of a soldier on patrol at Orly airport in Paris. Sources describe him as a radicalized Muslim known to intelligence services.
Abdelkader Merah has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for terrorist offences. But he was cleared of complicity in the killing of seven people in Toulouse in 2012 by his brother Mohammed Merah.
The new law gives French police permanent powers to shutter places of worship and conduct on-the-spot identity checks. Critics have decried the measure for its restriction of civil liberties and for targeting minorities.
The French parliament has passed a new anti-terror law as it eases its way out of the state of emergency. But civil rights campaigners say it will put citizens under general suspicion. Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
A suspected Islamist extremist has been shot and killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier. French prosecutors said the man professed he wanted to "die for Allah."
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