France probing ‘terror’ knife rampage in southeastern town
French authorities have launched an investigation into a knife rampage in a town in southeastern France that killed two people and injured five others in what is being treated as a “terror” attack.
According to Press TV, the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the probe would look into the assault during which a knife-wielding attacker — a 33-year-old man of Sudanese origin — went on a stabbing spree in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isere on Saturday.
France has been on terror alert since a wave of deadly bombings and shootings struck the country’s capital of Paris in November 2015. Nearly 260 people have over the past years been killed in the country in what have been deemed terrorist attacks.
Most of the attacks were claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Syria and were mostly carried out by French-born individuals.