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Man found decapitated in France terror attack

A man has been decapitated during a suspected Islamist terrorist attack at a chemical factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon, southeastern France.

Here is what we know so far:

  • The attack took place just before 10am local time when two suspects drove into the Air Products factory
  • The vehicle crashed the gate and plowed into gas canisters which caused an explosion
  • One man was found decapitated and two others were injured in the attack
  • Four people have been arrested
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Prime Minister: Islamist terrorism has hit France again

Manuel Valls is set to return to France. Credit: PA

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has described the attack on an Air Products factory as an act of "Islamist terrorism".

Valls, who is currently in South America, says he will hold an emergency meeting with Francois Hollande before returning to France.

"Islamist terrorism has hit France again," Manuel Valls told a press conference in Bogota, Colombia.

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