Three lifeless in knife assault in French church, girl beheaded

NICE: An attacker with a knife killed three folks, together with a girl who was decapitated, 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 two folks 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 assault comes whereas France continues to be reeling from the beheading earlier this month of French center faculty trainer Samuel Paty in Paris by a person of Chechen origin.

The attacker had stated he needed 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 think about to be blasphemous.

Since Paty’s killing, French officers – backed by many bizarre residents – have re-asserted the best to show the cartoons, and the photographs have been extensively displayed at marches in solidarity with the killed trainer.

That has prompted an outpouring of anger in elements of the Muslim world, with some governments accusing French chief Emmanuel Macron of pursuing an anti-Islam agenda.