France: 2 Killed, woman beheaded in attack at church

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

29th Oct, 2020. 06:25 pm
France attack

Two people were killed and a woman beheaded by an attacker at a church in France on Thursday. As per the details, the attack took place in the French city of Nice.

Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.

Police said three people were confirmed to have died in the attack and several were injured.

A police source said a woman was decapitated. French politician Marine Le Pen also spoke of a decapitation having occurred in the attack.

Reuters reported that police conducted a security cordon around the church. Ambulances and fire service also reached the scene.

The attacker had said he wanted to punish Paty for showing pupils sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a civics lesson.

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