One person has been killed and several injured in an attack on a factory near Grenoble in southeast France.
According to local reports, an Islamist flag has been found at the site. According to regional daily Le Dauphiné Libéré, the attacker entered the factory, owned by company Air Products in the town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, claiming he belonged to the Islamic State (IS) group.
According to the report, the man opened gas bottles and set off an explosion. The newspaper also states that one victim was decapitated and several others injured.Source
In the French television reports, they are also saying an inscription was found written in Arabic. It also says the perpetrators have been arrested and were known to the security services. Apparently, they did a "rodeo", that is they drove around crazily and ostentatiously in the factory grounds, revving their engines, after the attack.
It seems the incriptions in Arabic were written on to the severed head, which was attached to a wire fence! UPDATE: Here's a good factual summary of what is known so far:
France has launched a terrorism investigation after police found a decapitated body and a flag with Islamist inscriptions after two men attacked a factory near Lyon.
One of the suspected attackers was arrested and named as 35-year-old Yassine Sali. He was known to the security forces over suspected links to to a Salifist group, but has no criminal record.
The other attacker was killed by a firefighter in the incident, according to France’s interior minister.
A decapitated body found at the scene had a message written on it. The victim has not been named.
Two other people were injured. Islamic flags were also found at the scene. The factory belonged to Air Products, a US company based in Pennsylvania, which supplies gases, chemicals and associated equipment.
It said all of its employees were accounted for. France’s president, François Hollande condemned what he called “a terror attack”.
He is due to hold an emergency meeting in Paris after exiting early from an EU summit in Brussels.