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Two killed, one injured in knife attack near Paris

August 23, 2018 9:41 AM
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PARIS: A man armed with a knife killed two people and seriously injured another on Thursday morning in a town about 30km southwest of Paris, officials said.

The man was later shot and killed by police, a local government official said.

It was unclear if the violence was terror-related amid reports the violence might be linked to a family dispute.

"My first thoughts go to the victims and their loved ones," Interior Minister Gerard Collomb wrote on Twitter. "I want to commend the security forces for their exemplary reaction and mobilisation."

Trappes has a population of around 30,000 and is part of the far suburbs of the greater Paris area.

Only a short drive from the wealthy area of Versailles, home to the world-famous Versailles Palace, the town is known for its social problems linked to poverty, gangs and hardline interpretations of Islam.


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