Terrorists behead victim in France

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Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A man has been decapitated during a suspected Islamist terror attack in France.

A message in Arabic was reportedly found on the victim’s head, which had been pinned to a fence.

Two attackers arrived at a gas factory near Grenoble in a car, bearing banners written in Arabic, and set off explosions.

France’s anti-terror prosecutor said the attack was carried out by “a terrorist group” and it is understood one man has been arrested.

Prime Minister David Cameron expressed his sympathies over the incident to French President Francois Hollande.

The two leaders spoke in Brussels, where they are attending a European Council summit.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “He expressed his sympathies for what looks like an appalling incident.

“Details are still emerging, so we wait to see those. But it clearly looks an extremely concerning situation and our thoughts are with all those affected by it.”

French officials said the attack began mid-morning in the Isere region when the men crashed the car into the entrance of the factory and into gas canisters sparking an explosion.

Several other people are reported to have been injured.

The man arrested is said to be known to authorities.

The body and banners with Arabic writing on were found near the factory entrance.

France went on high alert in January after extremist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi killed 12 people – including two police officers – in attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by The News Editor

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