French President Francois Hollande.
French President Francois Hollande.
French President Francois Hollande.

Suspected terrorists have attacked a gas factory in the town of Saint Quentin-Fallavier, France, killing one and injuring two people.

The incident has prompted French President Francois Hollande to cut short a visit to Brussels, Belgium. Addressing the press shortly before going home, he said the terrorists wanted to cause an explosion at the factory using gas canisters.

“The attack has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, he said and added: “a decapitated body was found with inscription written on it. There is one dead and two injured.”

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A 30-year old man, who interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says has been on their ‘known list’ since 2008, has been arrested in connection with the attack.

“The suspect did not have a criminal record but has been known to the security services for some time’, Cazeneuve was quoted as saying after the attack.

The incident comes six months after suspected muslim extremists opened fire on the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring another 11.

Meanwhile, a rampaging fire that broke out this morning in Nsambya Police Barracks has destroyed property worth millions of shillings.

It was not possible to determine the exact cause of the fire but sources at the scene said it could have been sparked of by an electric fault.