One beheaded in terror attack in French factory
A man was beheaded and several others injured on Friday in a suspected Islamist attack on a gas factory in Isere, in the Rhone-Alps region of France, which was declared a “terrorist” act by President Francois Hollande, media reports said. Several small explosive devices were also set off at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near the French city of Lyon, and the alleged attacker was said to have been carrying an Islamist flag, which was found nearby, Xinhua reported citing sources.
One person who had no ID papers and has refused to speak to anti-terrorism police was arrested, officials said. Hollande, who was in Brussels for a European Council meeting, declared it a “terrorist” attack and was returning to Paris to head an emergency meeting following the deadly attack.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that Hollande would meet the concerned ministers and top military and security chiefs.