The number of dead after the attack in Strasbourg is increased to five. A 36-Year-old man had died on Sunday from his injuries, authorities said. His family announced the death message on Facebook. The Polish citizens lived for about 20 years in the Alsatian city.

In the attack in the centre of the Alsatian metropolis had been injured on Tuesday, a number of people. The alleged assassin Chérif Chekatt was shot and killed on Thursday evening after a two-day dragnet on the run.

The motive of the alleged assassin has still not been clarified unequivocally. The terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) claimed the attack, after the death of Chekatts and named him posthumously as one of their “soldiers”. France’s interior Minister Christophe Castaner considered that this was an “opportunistic” word message that will not change anything.

hundreds of people

memory is Known to the attacker according to witnesses, “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great) called. In addition, a radicalisation Chekatts noticed during a prison stay, it was the part of the authorities. Chekatt was conducted in two anti-terror lists of the French government and monitored by the security service.

On Sunday, remembered in Strasbourg, hundreds of people are the victims. The commemorative ceremony took place in front of the giant Christmas tree at place Kléber, and was organized by several human rights organizations.

lie/AFP/dpa

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