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Islamic State claims responsibility for Marseille attack that killed 2

The attacker, a man believed to be in his 30s, was shot dead by soldiers

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Soldiers stationed in Marseille after the attack that claimed two lives. French government has deployed around 7,000 troops across the country to guard high-risk areas such as transport hubs, tourist sites, and religious buildings. Photo: PTI

The group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille. The monitoring group quoted an Arabic language report on the group's Amaq propaganda agency that cited a "security source" as saying: "The executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Marseille... from the soldiers of the " ALSO READ: Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' kills 2 in Marseille before being shot dead The attacker, a man believed to be in his 30s, was shot dead by soldiers serving in a special 7,000-strong force known as Sentinelle set up to guard vulnerable areas in terror-hit France. The latest deaths came with France still on high alert and under a state of emergency following a string of attacks in recent years by extremists linked to the group or Al-Qaeda.

First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 08:24 IST