Terror Attack Hits Liquid Gas Factory In Eastern France [Videos]

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Oct. 28 2016, Updated 5:09 a.m. ET

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One person was beheaded and several injured in a terror attack on a liquid gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in Lyon, eastern France. While no one has yet taken responsibility, the attack does bear the hallmarks of an Islamic State attack. This is still to be confirmed.

Two men apparently approached the liquid gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, running through the gates carrying, according to some reports, the black flag of ISIS.

According to RT News, the decapitated body of a man has been found, with his severed head left hanging on a fence and reportedly Arabic writing on it or nearby. According to the French media, the victim was not an employee of the factory.

Reports are that the two men might have been carrying gas cylinders inside their car, which they apparently used to cause an explosion.

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The attack was initially reported by the French language local newspaper, Le Dauphiné Libéré, stating that a single person stormed the factory driving his car and then detonated gas canisters that he had with him.

French authorities have not ruled out further attacks in the area, although a 30-year-old man, previously suspected of being involved in terrorism, has been arrested by police.

If this attack is by the Islamic State group, it will be the latest in a series of attacks in France, including the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, which left several dead, as reported on the Inquisitr, as well as the hostage situation at a kosher supermarket in Paris which followed shortly afterwards.

Again, no one has yet taken responsibility for the attack and French authorities are opening terrorism investigations following the latest incident.

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