A suspected terrorist thought to be wearing an explosive vest has been shot dead by French police near Paris after allegedly beheading a school teacher with a knife while shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
Local reports have suggested the attack was motivated by cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
The first bloodbath took place in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb some 25 miles from the centre of the French capital on Friday.
French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed they were investigating an assault in which a man was decapitated on the outskirts of Paris.
The attack happened at around 5 pm (1500 GMT) near a school in Conflans Saint-Honorine.