three die in France knife assault inside church

Nice (France), October 29

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other persons in a suspected terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday.

Attack in Jeddah too

In Jeddah, a Saudi man was arrested for attacking and injuring a guard at the French consulate.

In another incident, occurring within hours of the Nice attack, the police killed a man who had threatened passersby with a handgun in Montfavet, near the southern French city of Avignon. He was also shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).

A defiant President Emmanuel Macron, declaring that France had been subject to an Islamist terrorist attack, said he would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect key French sites, such as places of worship and schools. He said France had been attacked “over its values”. — Reuters

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