Man injures four people, shot dead after Marseille knife attack

Police said they shot the assailant when he threatened them with a weapon. He was in a critical condition. (AP)
Updated 20 February 2019
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Man injures four people, shot dead after Marseille knife attack

MARSEILLE, France: A knife-wielding man on a wanted list was shot dead by police Tuesday shortly after he injured four people, one seriously, on a major street in the French city of Marseille, the local prosecutor said.
One person was seriously injured in the head, the prosecutor said, and three others suffered light injuries, Marseille prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said.
The suspect received a six-month prison sentence last year that was suspended, but he failed to abide by the terms of the punishment, Tarabeux said.
“It was decided that this suspended sentence would then be carried out,” Tarabeux said. On Jan. 7, the man was put on a list for his arrest, he said.
The crimes for which the knife-attack suspect received convictions were not immediately clear. Investigators did not reveal his identity or say what they think the motivation was for Tuesday’s attack.


Pakistanis protest acquittal of 4 in India train attack

Aqsa Ali shows a picture of her father Shaukat Ali who was injured in an 2007 train explosion in India, during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP)
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Pakistanis protest acquittal of 4 in India train attack

  • In 2007, two coaches of the Samjhauta Express, or Friendship Express, were engulfed in flames while traveling from New Delhi to Atari

LAHORE, Pakistan: Family members of Pakistanis killed in an Indian train explosion are protesting an Indian court’s acquittal of four Hindus charged with triggering the blasts 12 years ago, which killed 68 passengers.
At a rally in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday, relatives chanted: “We want justice,” and called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
Last week, an Indian court ruled investigators had not conclusively proved that the accused were guilty.
In 2007, two coaches of the Samjhauta Express, or Friendship Express, were engulfed in flames while traveling from New Delhi to Atari, the last station before the Pakistan border. Most of those killed were Pakistani citizens.
Thousands of travelers use this train service each year.