- Good’s mayor Christian Estrosi described incident as terrorism
- Police stated 3 individuals had been confirmed to have died, a number of had been injured
- France remains to be reeling from beheading earlier this month of a trainer
A girl was beheaded by an attacker with a knife who additionally killed two different individuals at a church within the French metropolis of Good on Thursday, police stated, in an incident the town’s mayor described as terrorism.
Mayor Christian Estrosi stated on Twitter the knife assault had occurred in or close to the town’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.
Police stated three individuals had been confirmed to have died within the assault and a number of other had been injured.
A police supply stated a girl was decapitated. French politician Marine Le Pen additionally spoke of a decapitation having occurred within the assault.
The French anti-terrorist prosecutor’s division stated it had been requested to analyze the assault.
Reuters journalists on the scene stated police armed with automated weapons had put up a safety cordon across the church, which is on Good’s Jean Medecin avenue, the town’s predominant procuring thoroughfare. Ambulances and hearth service autos had been additionally on the scene.
The assault comes whereas France remains to be reeling from the beheading earlier this month of French center college trainer Samuel Paty in Paris by a person of Chechen origin.
The attacker had stated he wished to punish Paty for exhibiting pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a civics lesson.
It was not instantly clear what the motive was for the Good assault, or if there was any connection to the cartoons, which Muslims take into account to be blasphemous.
Since Paty’s killing, French officers – backed by many peculiar residents – have re-asserted the correct to show the cartoons, and the pictures have been broadly displayed at marches in solidarity with the killed trainer.
That has prompted an outpouring of anger in components of the Muslim world, with some governments accusing French chief Emmanuel Macron of pursuing an anti-Islam agenda.
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