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Man decapitated in suspected terrorist attack

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Police outside the Air Products gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon
Police outside the Air Products gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon

A man has been decapitated during a suspected terror attack on a factory in France, according to reports.

A message in Arabic was reportedly found on the victim's head, which had been pinned to a fence.

Two attackers arrived at a gas factory near Grenoble in a car, bearing banners written in Arabic, and set off explosions.

Several other people are reported to have been injured.

One attacker, who is said to be known to authorities, has been arrested.

French officials said the attack began mid-morning in the Isere region when the men crashed the car into the entrance of the factory and into gas canisters sparking an explosion.

The body and banners with Arabic writing on were found near the factory entrance.

France went on high alert in January after extremist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi killed 12 people - including two police officers - in attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.