Knife-wielding attacker beheads woman, kills two other people at Church in France

Knife-wielding attacker beheads woman, kills two other people at Church in France

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice today, police and officials said. Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism, said on Twitter it had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker. One of the
people killed inside the church was believed to be the church warden, Estrosi said. The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his way to hospital, he is alive, Estrosi told reporters. Police said three people were confirmed to have died in the attack and several were injured. The attack comes while France is still reeling from the
beheading earlier this month of a French middle school teacher Paty by a man of Chechen origin. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in France, including today’s heinous attack in Nice inside a Church. He said India stands with France in the fight against terrorism.