French police kill an attacker who shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

French police today 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.

Paris: French police today 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.

The attacker was not on any watch lists maintained by France's main domestic intelligence service, the General Directorate for Internal Security, the source involved in the inquiry said.

Officials said the condition of the three wounded police officers was stable.  

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