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Video at heart of terror inquiry

Seven-minute film briefly posted online appeared to feature terror suspect claiming responsibility for several attacks

POLICE investigating last week’s terror attacks in Paris are studying a video apparently made by one of the suspects and posthumously posted on the internet on Sunday before being rapidly taken down.

In the seven-minute video a man in a long white robe who appears to resemble 32-year-old Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of carrying out the attack on the kosher store in Paris, claims allegiance with Islamic State and speaks of his connection with the Charlie Hebdo suspects.

Coulibaly had made similar claims during a telephone conversation with BFMTV during Friday’s siege in which four people died. The tapes were not released until later, after police raided the store.

He is suspected of taking hostages at the store and has now been linked to the murder of a police officer the previous morning. He is also now a suspect in more attacks around Paris, including a car bombing on Thursday night, and the shooting of a jogger on Wednesday evening in Fontenay-aux-Roses, the Paris suburb in which Coulibaly lived.

Detectives also reportedly discovered his possible hideout in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, at the weekend. Reports claim police found a sizeable cache of weapons - including pistols, a revolver, ammunition, and tear gas, as well as telephones, an armoured vest and binoculars.

They also found banners similar to those seen in the video in which a man claimed responsibility for Thursday’s murder of the young police officer in Montrouge.

Photo: French Police

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