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Author Topic: Marseille railway station attack: Two young women stabbed to death  (Read 301 times)
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« on: October 01, 2017, 09:04:57 PM »

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Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death


The attack took place outside the train station in the southern French port city

Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille's main train station in a suspected terrorist attack.

Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described as of North African appearance and aged about 30. Witnesses said he shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest).

One victim had her throat slit and the other was stabbed in the stomach. They were aged 17 and 20.

President Emmanuel Macron said he was disgusted by the "barbarous act". He paid tribute to the soldiers and the police officers who responded.

The attack took place by a bench outside the southern French city's Saint Charles train station.

Interior Minister Gérard Collomb told reporters that the attacker had fled after the first murder but returned to kill again.

Soldiers were already in the station as part of Operation Sentinelle, which sees combat troops patrol streets and protect key sites amid France's ongoing state of emergency.


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 03:46:41 PM »

Very sad, but at least the troops killed him before he could take more lives.
IMO, this shows the importance of having properly trained armed persons on patrol, whether police or military.
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