October 2, 2017
MARSEILLE, FRANCE: A knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday in an attack claimed by the ISIS, before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol.
One of the victims had her throat slit by the assailant, a man with a criminal record believed to be in his 30s who witnesses said shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) at the start of his rampage.
Troops serving in a special 7,000-strong force known as Sentinelle set up to guard vulnerable areas in terror-hit France responded to the stabbings and shot dead the attacker, whose identity remains unknown.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said about a dozen witnesses were being questioned.
This article was posted: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:08 am