Three Islamic State supporters have reportedly stabbed a Jewish teacher in southern France.

The incident happened in the city of Marseilles where the teacher of a Jewish schools was allegedly approached by three people on Wednesday. They were on two scooters while one of them was wearing an ISIS shirt.

According to prosecutor Brice Robin, the teacher was approached in the street and stabbed multiple times. However, they failed to hurt him fatally as they ran away when a car arrived.

"The three people insulted, threatened and then stabbed their victim in the arm and leg,” Reuters quoted Robin as saying. “They were interrupted by the arrival of a car and fled."

One of the three people showed an image of Mohamed Merah on his mobile phone. Merah killed seven people in 2012 in a number of attacks in the southern part of the country. While the teacher was stabbed more than once, his life is not in danger.

According to The Associate Press, ISIS claimed to have killed Chinese and Norwegian hostages. The extremist group earlier demanded ransom for the two captives. Those two were "executed after being abandoned by kafir (infidel) nations and organizations," said the official English-language magazine of the extremist group.

The Chinese is identified as 50-year-old Fan Jinghui, a former middle school teacher, and the Norwegian is 48-year-old Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, a political philosophy graduate from Porsgrunn.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the government was not able to confirm Grimsgaard-Ofstad’s death even though she said there was “no reason to doubt it.”

"It is painful for the family and the whole country," Solberg said as she referred to the ransom demanded by the terrorists. “Even if it hurts, we should never let the terrorists win.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the government was “still verifying” the killing.

"Ever since the Chinese citizen was held hostage by the Islamic State group, the Chinese government has been sparing no effort in rescuing him," Hong said.

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