Paris: A French teacher who had recently shown his students cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, was beheaded outside his school on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron has strongly condemned the attack and called it an “Islamist terrorist attack.”
The identity of the assailant is yet to be established, as he was shot by the police and later succumbed to the gun shots when the police tried to arrest him.
The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) as police confronted him, a cry often heard in Jihadist attacks, a police source said.
France has seen a wve of Islamist violence since the 2015 terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in the capital.