Avignon horror: Knifeman shot dead by police in street hours after Nice terror attack

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The man was shot dead in Montfavet, near the city of Avignon in the south of France. 

He was allegedly shot around 11.15am and is believed to have shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ at the public.

After threatening the public with a knife, police opened fire and killed the assailant according to Europe 1. 

It has not been confirmed whether the man injured any members of the public before being shot. 

Emmanuel Macron has not yet released a statement on the attack. 

The attack comes just hours after three people were killed in the French city of Nice. 

Nice’s mayor, Christin Estrosi claimed a terrorist attack occurred at the Notre-Dame basilica. 

He said: “My first words are compassion for the relatives and families of the victims and the parish community.

“And all the people of Nice who are in shock. Nice like France is paying a great price as a victim of Islamo-fascism.

“The attacker did not stop repeating ‘Allahu akbar’ while he was being treated by paramedics in front of us. Enough is enough.”

One victim of the Nice attack had allegedly been almost beheaded by the assailant. 

The attack occurred at 9am local time in Nice and come as the latest incident to strike France this month after teacher, Samuel Paty, was killed in Paris. 

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