France Air Products terror attack

Attack at French gas plant kills 1


LYON, June 26, 2015 – A suspected terrorist attack at a gas plant in southeastern France has left one person dead and two others injured.

Two assailants drove a vehicle flying an Islamist flag into the plant and rammed into gas canisters, causing an explosion. A decapitated body was reportedly found near the plant.

The attack, which took place at 10:00 a.m. local time, has been widely deemed an act of terrorism.


“The attack bears the hallmarks of a terrorist attack,” French President François Hollande said, noting that a suspect has been identified and arrested.

The French government has mobilized 10,000 soldiers to protect similar sites around the country.

The plant is owned by US-headquartered multinational Air Products and Chemicals, which supplies gases and chemicals for a range of industries.

The company operates in 50 countries with more than 750 production sites.

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