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French police shot dead an 18-year-old man who beheaded the teacher with a large kitchen knife near a school in a suburb of Paris.
A teacher who had shown his class controversial cartoons of the Orophet Muhammad was beheaded near a school in a Parisian suburb on Friday afternoon.

President Emmanuel Macron has called the incident an "Islamist terrorist attack."

The knifeman was an 18-year-old Moscow-born man who, according to witnesses, shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he attacked the teacher with a large kitchen knife, later posting pictures of the killing on social media.

The 47-year-old history teacher had shown his pupil's caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as part of an obligatory "moral and civil education" course.

The attack comes just three weeks after two journalists were stabbed outside the former Charlie Hebdo offices.

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A teacher who had shown his class highly controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a Parisian suburb on Friday afternoon, in what President Emmanuel Macron has called an "Islamist terrorist attack."

French police shot dead an 18-year-old man who allegedly beheaded the teacher with a large kitchen knife near a school in a residential suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

According to a police source, witnesses had heard the knifeman shout "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Greatest ") as he attacked the teacher, Reuters…
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