PARIS, March 18 A man who attacked soldiers at
Paris Orly airport on Saturday carried a petrol can and shouted
he was there to "die for Allah", Paris prosecutor Francois
According to testimony of soldiers who witnessed the attack,
the assailant put his air gun to the head of a woman soldier and
shouted to other soldiers with her: "Put down your guns. Put
your hands on your head. I am here to die for Allah. In any
case, there will be deaths."
The attacker, who Molins named as Zied ben Belgacem, was
shot dead by the other soldiers. Molins said three people were
being held in police custody.
He said Belgacem's choice of target and evidence that he had
been radicalised justified launching a terrorism investigation.
(Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Adrian Croft)