Terror inquiry launched as police kill 18-year-old suspect who decapitated teacher outside school in Paris suburb

French police have shot dead a man who decapitated a teacher with a large kitchen knife near a school in a Paris suburb after he showed his class caricatures of the prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Officials announced immediately after the killing that it was being investigated by an anti-terror judge. President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday night that France’s battle against Islamic terrorism was “existential” and that the victim had been “assassinated”.

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