14:43 GMT30 October 2020
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    Commenting on the killing, French President Emmanuel Macron characterised it as the "murder of history" and an attack against the republic itself.

    Sputnik is live from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine after a man was decapitated in a suspected terror attack on Friday night. According to a French police spokesperson, the victim was a middle school teacher who had held discussion with students on freedom of speech and the Prophet Muhammad, also showing them cartoons featuring the founder of Islam to his students.

    The suspected assailant was later killed by police in Eragny-sur-Oise, a neighbouring town, during a subsequent chase.

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