A knife-wielding Attacker Beheads a Woman and kills Two Other People in a Suspected Terrorist Attack at a church in France

A knife-wielding assailant killed a woman while shouting “Allahu Akbar” and killed two others in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi took to Twitter to condemn this attack that took place in or near the city’s Notre Dame Church. The police have detained the attacker. Police said that three people were confirmed killed and several injured in the attack.

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Mr. Estrosi said the attacker shouted the phrase “Allahu Akbar”, or ‘God is the greatest’ before attacking the woman and the other two. One of the people killed inside the church was a churchwarden, Mr. Estrosi said. He further said that even after the attacker was detained, he continued to shout “Allahu Akbar“. “The suspected knife attacker was shot by the police while being taken into custody, he was on his way to the hospital, he is alive,” Estrosi told reporters.

Enough is enough,” Mr. Estrosy said. “Now is the time for France to extricate itself from the laws of peace so that Islamic-fascism can be eliminated from our region.” He said the victims were killed “in a terrible way”.

No doubts, the way of killing was matched to those which was used against the brave teacher at the Conflans Sainte honoring,” he said, referring to a slaughter of a French teacher earlier this month in an attack in a suburb of Paris. Mr. Estrosi said, the victim woman had tried to run from inside the church and ran into a bar in front of the building. The French counter-terrorism prosecutor’s department said it was asked to investigate the attack.

Reuters reporters at the scene said that police armed with automatic weapons had placed a security cordon around the church. Ambulances and firefighting vehicles were also at the scene. The attacker said that he wanted to punish Patty for showing Prophet Mohammed’s to pupils in a civil lesson. It was not immediately clear whether Thursday’s attack was linked to cartoons, which Muslims consider blasphemous.

Since Patty’s assassination, French authorities – supported by many ordinary citizens – have reclaimed the right to display cartoons, and the images have been widely displayed in March in solidarity with the slain teacher. This has prompted anger to spread in some parts of the Muslim world, with some governments accusing French leader Emmanuel Macron of spreading an anti-Islamist agenda.

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