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Decapitated head found in suspected French terror attack

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​A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a US gas company in southeast France earlier on Friday evening (June 26), police sources said.

The head was found after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. 

The attack killed one person and one other was injured.

It is believed that Islamist militants are responsible for the attack.

The French public prosecutor said its anti-terrorist section had been deployed to investigate what it described as a suspected organised attack. 

The decapitated head was found at the site, along with a flag bearing Islamist inscriptions.

One suspect has already been arrested and was already known to French intelligence sources.

This could be the second major terror attack in France this year after Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in January in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly and a Jewish food store.

French media said the government had ordered security to be stepped up around sensitive sites in the surrounding Rhone-Alpes region.

Source: Reuters