Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death, from the BBC. These are becoming too numerous to mention, but we’ll mention this one and dedicate it to the Pope.

Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in a suspected terrorist attack.

Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described as of North African appearance and aged about 30. Witnesses said he shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest).

So-called Islamic State (IS) said the attacker was one of its “soldiers”.

One victim had her throat slit and the other was stabbed in the stomach. They were aged 17 and 20.

President Emmanuel Macron said he was disgusted by the “barbarous act” and paid tribute to the soldiers and the police officers who responded.

Europe needs more people like this, clearly, or it will continue being Europe. Come down and meet the victim’s family, Pope Francis.