French interior minister says attack victim was 'abjectly decapitated'

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses a news conference outside Air Products gas facory site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses a news conference outside Air Products gas facory site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26. PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - A man killed in a suspected Islamist attack on a gas factory in eastern France was "an innocent victim who was ... abjectly decapitated," French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Friday.

"The victim is in the process of being identified," said the minister, referring to the man whose decapitated body was found after an attack on a factory owned by American group Air Products.