France acid attack: United States tourists assaulted in Marseille

BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station

French prosecutors are not investigating the attack as an act of terror.

Two of the USA women suffered facial injuries in the attack, police said.

At the train station in Marseille (France) four American women at the age of 20 years, a woman doused with hydrochloric acid.

The four young women were in Marseille traveling while studying overseas.

All four female tourists have been taken to hospital.

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The Paris prosecutor's office said that its counter-terrorism division had not assumed jurisdiction for the attack at Marseille's main train station on Sunday morning.

The prosecutor's office could not be reached for comment but told France 3 that one of the women had been hit in the eye with acid and had trouble seeing.

In January, authorities said a 15-year-old Turkish Kurd attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete and claimed he did so on behalf of the Islamic State. She spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system.

Since November 2015, France has been on high alert after coordinated multi-site attacks killed at least 130 people in Paris.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the device "was meant to cause significant harm", but to the relief of authorities and Londoners, the bomb - hidden in a plastic bucket inside a supermarket freezer bag - only partially exploded, sparing the city much worse carnage. The attacker wanted to show off photographs of her own injuries", the source added, explaining: "She was arrested at the scene and faces charges.

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