Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France

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Dressed in a black woman first attacked with a box cutter to the supermarket, and then to the cashier of the store.

The woman carried out the attack using a sharp object, believed to be a boxcutter, at the supermarket in the town of La Seyne-sur-Mer, Europe 1 radio reported.

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A woman injured two people with a cutter by shouting "Allahu akbar" Sunday in France's southeast department of Var, French media reported, adding that the suspect was under custody now. However, he said, "that does not exclude the possibility that she may have been radicalized ..." Both victims were taken to hospital.

He added that "contrary to what was said at the start, she was not wearing a veil, but a black tunic over black pants and black glasses".

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Sebastien, the customer, said she was "in a panic, afraid, didn't understand what was happening to her, and had no strength left". The police say that it is too early to say whether this incident be considered a terrorist act. The law enforcers have been searching her home, checking whether she had links to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) or other radical groups.

In March, a Franco-Moroccan man shot dead three people, including a policeman, at a supermarket in the southern town of Trebes before being killed by police.

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On May 12, one person was killed and four injured on the rue Monsigny in Paris, when a man stabbed them with a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar".

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