French ex-spy suspected of Congo-Brazzaville plot shot dead in Alps

Daniel Forestier had been investigated over alleged plot to assassinate opposition figure

The body of a former French intelligence agent linked to an assassination plot has been found riddled with bullets in a layby in the Alps.

Daniel Forestier was discovered in a pool of blood in a parking area off a little-used road in Haute-Savoie near Lake Léman. Police said the killing was a “professional job”, and a postmortem revealed he had been shot five times.

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