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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:11 PM

Nice terror attack: 'Woman beheaded inside church' as three dead in knife attack frenzy

A knife attack occurred on Thursday morning, October 29, at around 9am near the Notre-Dame church in Nice which has left three people dead and several others injured


France has declared a state of emergency after at least three people died and several others were left injured after a knife attack inside the Notre-Dame church in Nice in a suspected terrorist attack.

Nice-Matin reports that a person of around 70 years old was beheaded inside the Notre-Dame basilica and another person lost their life inside the church.

The attack took place just after 9am on Thursday, October 29, just as morning mass started inside the Roman Catholic place of worship – the largest in Nice.

Earlier in the morning, gunshots were also reported in the area.

The attacker kept shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) even after he had been arrested by police, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told reporters.

A man who was armed with a knife and tried to attack police officers as he shouted "Allah Akbar" was also shot dead in Avignon just hours later, although it is unclear if the attacks are related.

In another incident a man allegedly brandishing a knife with a 30cm blade has been arrested in Lyon, while another man has also been arrested after he stabbed a guard at the French Consulate in Jiddah.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the "barbaric" attack and said the UK "stands steadfastly with France against terror and intolerance".

French President Emmanuel Macron has now said his country is "under attack" from Islamic terrorists.

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Reply Nice terror attack: 'Woman beheaded inside church' as three dead in knife attack frenzy (Original post)
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Voltaire2 Oct 2020 #1
handmade34 Oct 2020 #2
appalachiablue Oct 2020 #3

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:15 PM

1. For english speakers the headline needs some work.

"Terror attack in Nice", for example.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:46 PM

2. yes

1st thought... must have been trump that said "nice terror attack"

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:35 PM

3. Macron Vows To Deploy Soldiers Across France After Attacks In Nice & Avignon

Macron vows to deploy soldiers across France after attacks in Nice and Avignon. Police confirm two women and one man killed. The Independent, 54 mins ago, Oct. 29, 2020.

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to step up military presence across France following a deadly attack at a church in Nice.

The country was rocked by a string of attacks on Thursday, with a woman beheaded and two others killed in Nice and a far-right gunman shot in Avignon.

A guard was also injured at the French consulate in Saudi Arabia.

Three people were killed in an attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, all of whom had their throats cut, a police spokesperson told The Independent, adding another person was left injured. One female victim was beheaded, according to a police source.

Mr Macron declared that France had been subject to an Islamist terrorist attack and said he would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect French sites, such as places of worship and schools.

After the Nice attack, the prime minister raised France’s security alert to its highest level.



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