Man shot and killed after knife attack in Avignon

The radio channel Europe 1 reports that a man attacked several police officers with a knife, in the French city of Avignon, two hours after the attack in Nice.

This man is also said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar”.

The man was shot and killed by police. Police are investigating whether there is a connection between the attacks.

The news agency AFP also writes that a person has been arrested in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, after stabbing a guard with a sharp object, outside a French consulate in the country.

The consulate guard is not life-threateningly injured. The perpetrator was arrested.

Several Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia have called for a boycott of French products, after French President Emmanuel Macron said the killing of Samuel Paty was an “Islamist terrorist attack”. It writes Al Arabiya.

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