The man was shot dead by nearby soldiers who were patrolling the area.
Since 2015, more than 230 people across France have been killed in terrorist attacks, reporter Jake Cigainero says from Paris.More news: Manchester City make Napoli contract rebel a priority for January transfer window
The suspect killed by French soldiers after stabbing two women to death in Marseille, appeared to go by several identities, Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin told reporters on Sunday. A witness told Reuters she heard the assailant shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great", in Arabic) during the attack.
Media reports indicate that one of the dead female victims had her throat cut and the other one was stabbed to death.
The Paris prosecutors' office said that a counter-terrorism investigation has been opened.More news: US Intercept of NK ICBM Would Be Over Russia
"We have until now managed to avoid such dramatic incidents (in Marseille)". One source said he was known to police for common law crimes.
Security services are said to be carrying out an operation. "It's hard to do more because when you see the distance between the two bodies and the attacker it's only 10 metres, so they intervened quickly".
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