Two people were killed and five others injured Saturday morning by an attacker wielding a knife. Two of the injured are said to be in serious condition.

The incident, unforeseen by shoppers simply out buying food and essentials for the week, occurred in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isere.

The town of 50,000 — a commune in the Drome department — is on lockdown along with the rest of the country in the battle against the coronavirus.

The assailant first approached shoppers at a bakery around 11.00 a.m. (0900GMT) and struck at random at several other places around town

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