3 killed as woman beheaded in knife attack at church in France's Nice

First Published 29, Oct 2020, 3:22 PM

An attacker with a knife has killed three people, including a woman who was decapitated at a church in the French city of Nice. Several people injured were also injured in the attack that happened in the city's Notre Dame church 

<p>An attacker with a knife has&nbsp;killed three people, including a woman who was decapitated at a church in the French city of Nice.&nbsp;Several people injured were also injured in the attack that happened in the city's Notre Dame church&nbsp;</p>

An attacker with a knife has killed three people, including a woman who was decapitated at a church in the French city of Nice. Several people injured were also injured in the attack that happened in the city's Notre Dame church 

<p>Nice city mayor has described the killing as an act of terrorism. The police has reportedly detained the attacker</p>

Nice city mayor has described the killing as an act of terrorism. The police has reportedly detained the attacker

<p>The reason for the attack is unclear. The incident comes as the nation is yet to recover from the shock of the gruesome beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty in a street in a Paris suburb.</p>

The reason for the attack is unclear. The incident comes as the nation is yet to recover from the shock of the gruesome beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty in a street in a Paris suburb.

<p>Estrosi further posted, "Nice has paid too heavy a price in the same way as our country in recent years. 13 days after Samuel Paty (incident), our country can no longer be satisfied with the laws of peace to annihilate Islamo-fascism."</p>

<p>Speaking to the media, Estrosi said two people were killed inside the church while a third person who had managed to escape to a nearby bar was in critical condition.</p>

Estrosi further posted, "Nice has paid too heavy a price in the same way as our country in recent years. 13 days after Samuel Paty (incident), our country can no longer be satisfied with the laws of peace to annihilate Islamo-fascism."

Speaking to the media, Estrosi said two people were killed inside the church while a third person who had managed to escape to a nearby bar was in critical condition.

<p>Citing initial reports about the attacker shouting 'Allahu akbar' repeatedly as police nabbed him, Estrosi said that "the meaning of his gesture left no doubt".</p>

<p>French president Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the southern French city later today.</p>

Citing initial reports about the attacker shouting 'Allahu akbar' repeatedly as police nabbed him, Estrosi said that "the meaning of his gesture left no doubt".

French president Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the southern French city later today.