String of atrocities The killing of the elderly priest in a house of worship rocked France, already stunned by a string of Islamist attacks, including one on Bastille Day in Nice that left 84 people dead. The attack on the priest further strained religious tensions, and raised questions about the government’s ability to respond to the domestic terror threat. Both attackers — who pledged allegiance to ISIS — were known to security services. One of them, Adel Kermiche, 19, even wore an electronic monitoring device during the attack, officials say. He had traveled abroad to try to fight in Syria. A source close to the anti-terror investigation told CNN on Monday that Kermiche and his fellow attacker, Abdel-Malik Petitjean, also 19, first contacted each other four days before the attack via Telegram, an encrypted-messaging app that jihadists favor. Kermiche and Petitjean, whom police shot dead as they left the church after the killing, carried out the attack in the name of ISIS. On Sunday, the Paris anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said that Petitjean’s 30-year-old cousin had been arrested and charged with having known the attack was imminent. As part of its fight against radicalization, the French government said it has closed 20 mosques across the country since the November terror attacks in Paris and plans to fund alternative Muslim places of worship free of extremist influence. The burial of one of the killers has proved contentious, with Muslim leaders in the Normandy town where the priest was killed refusing to bury Kermiche, according to the president of a local Muslim organization. Copyright 2016 by CNN NewSource .
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