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2 fatally stabbed in likely terror attack at France train station

Two people were stabbed to death in a suspected terror attack at a train station in Marseille, France, and the assailant was shot dead, according to officials and local reports.

Police urged residents and travelers to avoid the area near the Saint Charles train station following Sunday’s attack.

French television station BFM TV said that two people had died.

French police point a gun at a man on the ground (c.) while soldiers secure the area following an attack on Oct. 1. A stabbing victim can be seen to the left.

French police point a gun at a man on the ground (c.) while soldiers secure the area following an attack on Oct. 1. A stabbing victim can be seen to the left.

(PAUL-LOUIS LEGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The attacker, who shouted “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for God is great — as he carried out the attacks, was “neutralized and shot down,” police sources told Reuters.

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Interior Minister Gérard Collomb tweeted that he was “going immediately to the scene.”

Investigative police officer work by a body under a white sheet outside Marseille 's main train station Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 in Marseille, southern France. A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before soldiers fatally shot the assailant, officials said. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Fatal stabbing at Marseille train station in suspected terror attack

A counter-terrorism investigation has been opened.

The identities of the attacker and victims have not been revealed.

A body is covered by a white sheet outside Marseille's train station on Oct. 1.

A body is covered by a white sheet outside Marseille’s train station on Oct. 1.

(Claude Paris/AP)

Sunday’s attack comes about weeks after four Boston College students were attacked with acid at the train station.

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The students – two of whom are from New York – weren’t seriously injured and urged compassion for their assailant, who authorities described as “disturbed.”

Police cars park outside the Marseille railway station Sunday.

Police cars park outside the Marseille railway station Sunday.

(Claude Paris/AP)

With News Wire Services

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