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ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly knife attack in France

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly knife attack on Sunday that killed two women in a southern French city of Marseille.

A man with a knife reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar!” and stabbed two women to death at the Saint Charles train station. The assailant was gunned down by French soldiers after the attack.

The French President Emmanuel Macron says he is "deeply outraged" by the knife attack that left two women dead.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to the city to meet with local authorities at the scene of the incident.

Collomb said that some witnesses reported hearing the assailant shout “Allahu akbar!” which translates to “God is great” in English. Collomb said footage at the scene showed the man running toward the soldiers before the assailant was killed.

The train station was evacuated and closed for several hours after the attack, and local police warned people to avoid the area until further notice.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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