Two beheaded in Nice church fear attack which left 3 dead

    Three people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Nice, France (Picture: Reuters/ maramirou/ AFP)

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    Three individuals have actually been eliminated in a presumed terrorist attack in Nice, France (Picture: Reuters/ maramirou/ AFP)

    At least 3 individuals have actually passed away and numerous others were hurt in a knife attack inside the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice, France.

    Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi verified that ‘everything about the incident’ recommended a terrorist attack. At least 2 of the victims, a males and female, 70, were beheaded, a cops representative stated. The male eliminated in the attack was the church sexton.

    A 3rd victim, a female aged 40, handled to get away the attack however passed away quickly after from her injuries.

    The thought knifeman was detained and required to health center after he was shot by cops at the scene. Mr Estrosi informed press reporters that the ‘Islamo-fascist’ had actually consistently screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ even after being apprehended by cops. It is believed he was working alone.

    Videos shared on social networks revealed victims being positioned in ambulances on stretchers and French National Police (CRS) officers facing the basilica. Gun shots were heard in the city quickly after 10am, regional time.

    A witness informed Nice-Matin: ‘My colleagues were smoking downstairs. They hurried upstairs indicating that there was a madman outside. We heard several shots. Six or seven.

    ‘About 20 of us took refuge in the office. It was very distressing. We saw the police and the CRS enter the church. We moved away from the windows.’

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    The attack took place inside the basilica (Picture: Getty Images)
    The public have been advised to avoid the area (Picture: Reuters)
    A large emergency services presence remains in the area (Picture: @maramirou)
    Witnesses described hearing gunfire (Picture: Getty Images)

    Members of the National Assembly observed a minute’s silence after news of the terror attack broke. Members of the public have been told to avoid the area for the time being.

    Mr Estrosi shared his compassion towards the families of the victims and members of the parish community of Notre-Dame Basilica, before paying tribute to the emergency services at the scene.

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    Gil Florini, Dean of Nice Centre, informed BFMTV they had actually been alerted there might be ‘additional attacks’ in the coming days due to the technique of All Saints’ Day on November 1. He included: ‘We were a little on our guard but we didn’t believe it was going to occur that method.’

    The attack comes less than 2 weeks after a school instructor was killed in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburban area of Paris, for revealing his class animations of the Prophet Muhammad.

    Samuel Paty, 47, was assaulted and beheaded by Abdullakh Anzorov, 18, as he left the school on October 16. Anzorov was then shot dead by cops.

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    French policemen and soldiers stand guard a street after a knife attack in Nice on October 29, 2020. - A man wielding a knife outside a church in the southern French city of Nice slit the throat of one person, leaving another dead and injured several others in an attack on Thursday morning, officials said. The suspected assailant was detained shortly afterwards, a police source said, while interior minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter that he had called a crisis meeting after the attack. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

    At least 2 victims are thought to have actually been beheaded (Picture: Getty Images)
    French cops and firemens shut off the street in Nice (Picture: Getty Images)
    Several other individuals are reported to be hurt (Picture: Christian Estrosi)
    Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi stated he might verify the occurrence seemed a terrorist attack (Picture: Christian Estrosi)

    The next day French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the attack, telling reporters: ‘One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today because he was teaching, he was teaching pupils about freedom of expression, the freedom to believe or not believe. Our compatriot was cowardly attacked, was the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack.’

    Macron later added that France would not ‘renounce the caricatures’ of Prophet Muhammad, and the cartoons from French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were projected onto government buildings last week.

    The act sparked anger across the Islamic world, with thousands of Muslims calling for a boycott of French products. In response, Macron tweeted in French, English and Arabic: ‘Our history is one of a battle against tyranny and fanatacisms. We will continue. JeddahGuard attacked with ‘sharp tool’ outside French Embassy in Saudi Arabia

    ‘We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We will never accept hate speech and we defend reasonable debate. We will continue. We hold ourselves always on the side of human dignity and universal values.’

    Nice was last subjected to a terrorist attack in July 2016, when a Tunisian nationwide intentionally drove a freight truck into crowds of individuals commemorating Bastille Day, killing 86 and hurting 458 others.

    The motorist, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, from Tunisia, was shot dead by cops at the scene, with the Islamic State later on declaring duty for the attack.

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