Paris shooting suspect driven by 'pathological hatred of foreigners': prosecutors

Protests following the killing of three Kurds in Paris
Protests following the killing of three Kurds in Paris Copyright Lewis Joly/Copyright 2022 The AP. All rights reserved
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The 69-year-old man told French police he was on a mission "to assassinate migrants".

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The French pensioner who has admitted to 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 supposedly angry with 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 moved from prison to a psychiatric unit. 

The killings have prompted justice rallies by Parisians and the French capital's Kurdish community.

The assailant said he had planned to kill himself but was stopped by passers-by.

For more watch Euronews' report in the video above.

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