Knifeman (illustrative)
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A suspect with a knife reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" has been fatally shot during an attack on police officers in Avignon, The Telegraph reported.

Local police confirmed they had opened fire on the attacker after he threatened passersby, according to the Mirror. Police were also reportedly threatened.

Initial reports cited by the Mirror indicate that the attacker is believed to be of Turkish origin.

This comes after a man reportedly attacked a security guard with a sharp object at the French consulate in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.

The security guard was lightly injured, while the attacker was caught.

Earlier, at least three people were murdered and several others injured in a terror attack at Notre Dame Cathedral in the southern city of Nice, France.

According to local reports, one of the victims, a woman, was beheaded by the terrorist.