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Christmas market attack : Fifth victim to the Strasbourg stop, died

Five days after the attack in Strasbourg, another victim succumbed to his injuries. In the case of the deceased it is a Poland, as the Paris Prosecutor's office confirmed on Sunday evening at dpa request. Thus, the number of victims of the attack, is now five.

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.

On Sunday commemorated the hundreds of people in the victims

it is Known that the attackers 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.

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After the assassination of Strasbourg in search of clues in the environment

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

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