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Man shot by army after stabbing someone at Marseille train station

Two people were killed in a knife attack at Frances' southern port city Marseille's Saint-Charles station on Sunday.

The suspect was identified by his fingerprints, which matched those taken during seven previous incidents registered by police since 2005, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters.

A terrorist stabbed two women to death at the Marseille train station late Sunday afternoon, shouting "Allahu Akbar!".

Troops serving in a special 7,000-strong force known as Sentinelle set up to guard vulnerable areas in terror-hit France responded to the stabbings and shot dead the attacker.

At least one person was stabbed to death and another seriously wounded at Marseille's main railway station, police sources said, in what one of them termed was a "terrorist act".

14 Jul 2016 - A huge lorry mows down a crowd of people on the Nice beachfront during Bastille Day celebrations, killing 86. Witnesses said he shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest).

Pierre-Jean, who was in a shop with his family next to where the attack happened, described a scene of total panic before security forces arrived.

Reuters news office announced citing a police source that the casualties endured bloody wounds: one casualty's throat was opening while the other was stabbed in the stomach.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb was on his way to the site, according to French media.

13 Nov 2015 - IS jihadists armed with bombs and assault rifles attack Paris, targeting the national stadium, cafes and Bataclan concert hall.

In April, French police said they thwarted an imminent "terror attack" and arrested two suspected radicals in Marseille, just days before the first round of France's presidential election.

A man has been shot dead by French army personnel after fatally attacking two women at a train station in Marseille, France.

"Operation of ongoing police avoid the sector", the tweet said in French.

Since a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in France over the past 2 1/2 years left nearly 240 dead, thousands of soldiers have been deployed to patrol streets, busy areas and public buildings.