Published On: Mon, Oct 2nd, 2017

France Mourns After the Islamic State Claims Knife Attack

Police cars park outside the Marseille railway station, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. French police warn people to avoid Marseille's main train station amid reports of knife attack, assailant shot dead.

In the early part of Sunday afternoon, an Islamic State militant stabbed and killed two women at the Marseille train station as a probable terrorist attack.

Moments prior to the aggression, the suspect had shouted: “Allahu Akbar” (in Arabic means God is greatest). According to Reuters, the aggressor was shot to death by a military Sentinelle patrol, which is special force deployed as part of France´s ongoing state of emergency operations to curb terrorism.

The two women victims of this attack were ages 17 and 20. One was stabbed in the chest and the other had her throat slit.

The Marseille Mayor, Jean-Claude Gaudin, confirmed that suspect seemed to possess several identities, per the Reuters report.

Recently elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, said he is “Deeply outraged by the barbarous knife attack that left two women dead.” In addition, Macron acknowledged the soldiers of Sentinel and the police officers who reacted in a calm and efficient manner.

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France Mourns After the Islamic State Claims Knife Attack