A man with a knife killed three people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, slitting the throat of a woman in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack.”
According to French media. The assailant, who was shot and wounded by police. He was identified as Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant who arrived in Italy late last month and then travelled to France.
“He kept repeating ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Greatest) even while under medication” as he was taken to hospital.
The man attacked worshippers inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame in the heart of the Mediterranean resort city, slitting the throat of an older woman in an apparent beheading attempt.
The French government increased the security of churches in France and declared a state of emergency in the country.