En mann angrep tre politimenn med kniv i nærheten av Tours lørdag til ropet Allahu akbar. Han skrek helt til han ble skutt og forstummet. En politmann ble såret og andre i mindre grad.


French police on Saturday shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife in a police station while shouting «Allahu Akbar» («God is great» in Arabic), a source said.

The man injured the face of an officer at the entrance to the police station in Joue-les-Tours near the city of Tours in central France and injured two other before he was shot, the interior ministry said.

Anti-terrorist investigators were probing the incident, a judicial source said.

The perpetrator was a French citizen born in Burundi in 1994 and known to police for common crimes, a source close to the case told AFP, adding that the attacker «shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ from the moment he entered until his last breath.»

According to a statement by the interior ministry, the assailant was around 20 years of age, and was «killed (by) police officers present using their issued firearms.»