French prosecutors have extended the detention of the parents and a close friend of Paris knife attacker Khamzat Azimov for another 24 hours as they work to establish whether he received any help in planning his stabbing spree.
Azimov, a naturalised French citizen of Chechen origin from Strasbourg, was shot dead by police on Saturday night after stabbing a 29-year-old man to death in the busy Opera district of central Paris and wounding four others in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group.
On Monday a judge ordered that Azimov’s parents remain in custody for further interrogation. They were detained on Sunday morning and under French law can be held until at least Thursday. An apartment that his parents had rented in Paris was also searched. (AFP)