A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has stabbed two women to death before being gunned down by soldiers in Marseille.  The victims, aged 17 and 20, suffered horrific injuries during the ‘frenzied’ attack. Eyewitnesses told how a man ‘dressed in black’ launched himself at the two women, who screamed for their lives as others ran for safety. The assailant was gunned down by soldiers who were on patrol inside

Saint Charles train station at the time as part of France’s ongoing state of emergency. The suspect, thought to be aged 25 to 30, was known to authorities for common law crimes while analysis of his fingerprints came up with several aliases. Anti-terror officials said they were investigating ‘links to a terrorist organization’ and the ‘attempted killing of a public official’, the identity of which is currently unknown. READ MORE