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Teacher Beheaded outside French School --Marked as a Terror Attack

A terror attack marked after an armed man beheaded a teacher in a suburb north-west of the French capital Paris on Friday. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol.

The man wielding a large knife attacked the History teacher in a street in an area called Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, cutting off his head. The attacker then ran off, but local police alerted by the public were quickly at the scene.

The teacher had shown pupils in his class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which are considered by Muslims to be blasphemous, according to a police source.

The attack occurred at about 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT) near a school. Anti-terror prosecutors are investigating.

A trial is currently under way in Paris over a 2015 Islamist militant assault on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted for publishing the cartoons.

Three weeks ago, a man attacked and wounded two people outside the magazine's former offices.

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