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Knife attacks in France, Canada are 'likely terrorist' acts

French police on Sunday killed a man wielding a knife and shouting "Allahu Akbar" at the train station in Marseille after he fatally stabbed two women. Law enforcement sources told Reuters this is a "likely terrorist act." The identities of the attacker and his victims have not been released.

"After the attack carried out next to Marseille Saint-Charles, I am immediately going to the site of the attack," French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a tweeted statement.

Meanwhile, a police officer and four other people were injured Saturday night in Edmonton, Canada, in a pair of incidents also believed to be terror attacks. The officer was directing traffic near a soccer game when a man driving a white car rammed him with the vehicle. The driver then exited the car and attacked the officer with a knife before escaping on foot.

Later in the evening, the suspect was driving a moving truck with which he "deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians" in downtown Edmonton, police said. The driver was arrested, and an Islamic State flag was found in one of the vehicles.