Priest killer buried in France

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PONTOISE, France: One of the jihadists who murdered a French priest in July was buried in a Paris suburb, where his family owns a crypt, a local official said on Saturday. Adel Kermiche, 19, was shot dead by French police after he and another assailant attacked a church on July 26 in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvroy in northern France, murdering priest Jacques Hamel and seriously injuring another hostage.On Friday evening, Kermiche was buried in a discreet funeral in the Muslim section of a multi-faith cemetery in the Puiseux-Pontoise suburb northwest of Paris. “All we did was strictly apply the law. The family owns a crypt in the cemetery, and the… law guarantees the right to be buried, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the person’s death,” a local official said. France has wrestled with the conundrum of where to bury the jihadists behind a string of deadly attacks in recent months.

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