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Paris shoots suspect driven by ‘pathological hatred of foreigners’: prosecutors

origin 1Protests after the killing of three Kurds in Paris ©Lewis Joly/Copyright 2022 The AP. All rights reserved

The French pensioner who admitted killing three Kurds in Paris on Friday was motivated by “a pathological hatred” of foreigners, according to prosecutors.

The 69-year-old man told police he was on a mission “to assassinate migrants”. He was allegedly angry at the community for taking prisoners rather than killing captured soldiers during their war against the so-called Islamic State between 2014 and 2019.

Authorities said the man has now been transferred from prison to a psychiatric unit.

The killings prompted demonstrations of justice from Parisians and the French capital’s Kurdish community.

The attacker said he planned to commit suicide but was stopped by passers-by.

To find out more, watch the RockedBuzz via Euronews report in the video above.