Man carrying Islamist flag beheads one person in French factory attack
New Delhi: One person was beheaded by an attacker who was carrying an Islamist flag in France.
The incident took place at at a gas factory in eastern France.
The attacker has been arrested. He entered the factory and set off several small explosive devices. A decapitated body was found nearby the factory.
"According to the initial findings of the enquiry, one or several individuals on board a vehicle drove into the factory. An explosion then took place," a news agency reported quoting its source.
"The decapitated body of a person was found nearby the factory but we do not yet know whether the body was transported to the place or not. A flag with Arabic writing on it was found on the scene," the news agency source further added.
This attack comes nearly six months after the ‘Charlie Hebdo' attack in France.
A security official says a decapitated head was found posted on the gate at the entry to the gas factory that came under attack Friday in southeastern France.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details to the media, said the torso was found near the site of the explosion but that the victim was not decapitated by the blast.
Two flags, one white and one black and both with Arabic inscriptions, were found at the scene.
The official said police were searching for anyone else possibly involved in the attack. France's interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has arrived at the scene.