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Shooting victim was girls' gran: police

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10:11 CEST+02:00
The oldest victim of the French Alps shooting was the maternal grandmother of the two girls who survived the attack, Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud confirmed on Monday.

"Evidence gathered in Britain has enabled us to establish that the woman was the maternal grandmother," Maillaud said.

Investigators had struggled to establish the identity of the Iraqi-born Swedish national who was killed alongside her daughter, Ikbal, son-in-law Saad al-Hilli and Frenchman Sylvain Mollier in an execution-style attack on September 5.

The identities of Saad and Ikbal al-Hilli had been established quickly because one of the survivors, four-year-old Zeena, was able to tell police that they were her parents.

The little girl however had said she did not know the elderly woman very well.

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