Egypt condemns Marseille metro station stabbing

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The SNCF says the Marseille Saint Charles train station was evacuated after the Sunday's attack that left two women dead.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Sunday evening, Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the stabbing of two women by a man at the main train station in Marseille, southern France, resulting in their deaths.

Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, said the attack was inspired by the terror group but the attacker wasn't in actual coordination with them.

It is thought to be the latest in a long series of Islamic State atrocities across France and the rest of Europe.

New centrist President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to end the state of emergency with a new and controversial security law that will make many of the provisions of the emergency regime permanent.

"Nothing allowed us to suspect there was a threat of radicalisation during the [Lyon] arrest", he said.

An internal investigation has been opened into the circumstances of his release, authorities said.

About it reports Reuters with reference to close to ISIS, the Agency Amaq.

Gérard Collomb, France's interior minister, announced on Twitter that he was en route to the scene of the attack.

239 people have been killed since 2015 in France by militants.

French soldiers patrol outside the Marseille railway station.

He said a passer-by tried to intervene before the attacker moved towards police, who shot him dead.

"Again we measure the devotion and the exceptional engagement of our troops".

"He was known to police for his links to drug-related crimes, but had used up to eight identities over the past few months".

A small French town is holding a memorial for two young women stabbed to death by a suspected extremist after a weekend birthday celebration.

Laura was in the second year of a course to qualify as a nurse in Lyon, and was also a scout leader, having joined the scout movement as a volunteer three years ago. He was shot and killed by soldiers.

Mayor Robert Dargone said the town is gathering Monday evening to honor the victims: a medical student from Eguilles and her cousin, from the Lyon region.