Knife attack in French city Nice has left the world shocked. The terrifying attack took place at Notre Dame Church in Nice, France, in which three people have died. As per reports, two out of the three deceased in the shocking attack were beheaded. Back-to-back terror attacks rocked France, leaving several people injured.
The attack drew condemnation from political parties and President Emmanuel Macron, who called the crime an “Islamist terrorist attack”. Mr. Macron said France would never surrender its core values in the face of such terror attacks.
An extra 4,000 troops have been deployed to protect churches and schools in the wake of attack. The number of soldiers being deployed to protect public places across the country have been increased to 7,000 from 3,000.
Mr Estrosi compared the attack to the recent murder of teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded in broad daylight outside his school by an Islamic terrorist. Macron has decided to bring a law to defend France’s secular values against what he termed as “Islamist radicalism”, saying the religion was “in crisis” all over the world.
“Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today, we are not just seeing this in our country,” he said.
He has announced that the government would present a bill in December to strengthen a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in France.
Three people were killed in a knife attack at Notre Dame Church in Nice, France. The Islamic terrorist kept on shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while carrying out the attack. As per the reports, the incident occurred on Thursday morning. President Macron called the attack “an Islamist terror attack”.
Two died inside the church: a 60-year-old woman who was “virtually beheaded”, and a 55-year-old man whose throat was cut. Another woman, aged 44, managed to flee to a nearby cafe after being stabbed several times, but died later.