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Man Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Kills 2 Before Being Shot Dead In France

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A man has been shot and killed by French soldiers after he stabbed two women to death at Marseille’s main train station.

The French interior ministry have branded the incident a ‘likely terrorist act’ as police cordon off the area and ask people to stay away.

“After the attack carried out next to Marseille Saint-Charles, I am immediately going to the site of the attack,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Twitter.

According to police sources who spoke to Reuters, the knife-wielding suspect had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as he lounged at his hapless victims.

An eyewitness at the scene said she saw a man take out a knife from his sleeve and then stab a young girl and then a second woman, shouting what could have been “Allahu Akbar”.

It was at that point that soldiers from France’s Sentinelle force who were patrolling in the area arrived on the public square at the Gare Saint-Charles station and prevailed on the situation.

France has been in a state of emergency after a spate of attacks by Islamist militants over the last two years, including attacks in Paris in November 2015 which killed 130 people and the Bastille Day attack when a gunman drove a heavy truck into a crowd celebrating, killing 86 people and injuring scores more.

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