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One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris: Police

Paris  |  A man armed with a knife killed one person and seriously injured two others today morning in a town about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Paris, a police source told AFP.

The man was “neutralised” by police in Trappes after trying to hide in a building, the source said, without specifying if he had been killed.

It was unclear if the violence was terror-related.

Trappes has a population of around 30,000 and is part of the far suburbs of the greater Paris area.

Only a short drive from the wealthy area of Versailles, home to the world-famous Versailles Palace, the town is known for problems linked to poverty, gangs and hardline interpretations of Islam.

It has a large Muslim population and about 50 locals are suspected of having left France to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, French security sources have previously told.

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