Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France

Glen Norman
June 20, 2018

A woman shouting "Allahu Akbar" has attacked and injured two people at a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Mer, southeastern France.

Police are still trying to work out if the woman, who has a history of psychiatric problems, had planned the attack or acted on the spur of the moment.

According to reports, the 24-year-old assailant, dressed in black and wearing sunglasses, launched an attack in the store in the morning.

Mr Marchal said: "This appears to be an isolated incident caused by a person with proven psychiatric troubles".

The regional newspaper Nice-Matin, which first reported the 10:30 a.m. attack Sunday, quoted an unidentified witness who said other customers in the store stopped the woman from cutting anyone else.

France has been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks and has remained on high alert since 2015.

"I asked her 'Why did you do it.' She did not answer". Police later searched her home to find any links to ISIS or other terror groups. A computer was seized from the studio where she lived a few kilometres (miles) from the shop. The police say that it is too early to say whether this incident be considered a terrorist act.

On May 12, one person was killed and four injured on the rue Monsigny in Paris, when a man stabbed them with a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar".

On November 13, 2015, 130 people were killed in simultaneous coordinated attacks in Paris. He had also killed the passenger of a auto he hijacked in nearby Carcassonne.

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