>> French police say a man suspected of carrying out a knife attack in France on Sunday was known to authorities. The announcement comes after a soldier in Marseilles shot dead a man after he stabbed and killed two passersby at the city's main train station. French police sources called the incident a likely terrorist act, saying the suspect had shouted Allahu Akbar as he carried out his attack.
The two victims were aged 17 and 20. One had her throat slit while the other was stabbed in the stomach. Police cordoned off the area as the country's Interior Minister tweeted that he was heading to Marseille. President Emmanuel Macron expressed his outrage via Twitter and praised the reaction of security services.
France has been in a state of emergency following a spate of attacks by Islamist militants over the last two years. In November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris and last year, a truck was driven was driven into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the city of Nice, killing 86 people and injuring scores more.