THE WIRE; Two Killed In Marseille Train Station Stabbing

The Wire BannerAt least two people have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in southern France.

The assailant initially fled the scene of the attack, before being shot dead by French military forces.

“Two victims have been stabbed to death,” regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres told AFP.

Police cordoned off the area around the Saint-Charles station while they evacuated the station, and asked people to stay away from the area.

The assailant is understood to have been shot dead by paramilitary forces that guard high-risk areas as part of France’s Operation Sentinelle.

Operation Sentinelle was launched by the French government in January 2015 in response to a string of terror attacks in the country. Seven thousand troops have been deployed across the country to guard high-risk areas such as transport hubs, tourist sites and religious buildings.

 

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