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Knife Attack Leaves 3 Dead, Dozen Hurt in France

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Arif Ahmadi
Arif Ahmadi
Arif Ahmadi holds a B.A. degree in Journalism. He works as an Editor & Content Writer for Khaama Press.
Knife attack in Nice, France that leaves three dead and dozen wounded. [Photo: Twitter]

NICE, France – A knifeman killed three people and injured several others in an attack inside a church in Nice on the Côte d’Azur, according to sources, the suspect arrested.

The killings happened at 9 a.m. Thursday morning inside the Notre-Dame basilica in the city center, where one of the victims were beheaded, according to sources.

The attacker was shot and injured by police and was taken to hospital; Police describing the scene as a “vision of horror”.

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, said the attacker had repeated “Allahu Akbar” several times while he was being arrested and handcuffed by police, The Guardian reported.

He said a woman victim had been decapitated but he had no details of how the two others were killed.

“We have two people killed inside the church … and a third person who was in a bar facing the church where she had taken refuge,” Estrosi said, as quoted by The Guardian. “Enough is enough … we have to remove this Islamo-fascism from our territory.”

The attack comes less than two weeks after history teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded outside his high school, after showing his class caricatures including one of the Prophet Muhammad during a discussion on free speech.

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