France on High Terror Alert after Three Slain in Catholic Church

WSJ—NICE, France—A knife-wielding man killed three people—nearly decapitating one of them—in the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, police said, in an assault being treated as an act of terrorism.

Surveillance footage showed the attacker entered the towering basilica before 9 a.m. and spent some 25 minutes inside before a 44-year-old woman fled the building with multiple stab wounds, said Jean-François Ricard, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor. She died moments later.

Local police, alerted by passerby, slipped in the door and encountered the alleged attacker, who shouted “Allahu akbar” before being shot and detained, Mr. Ricard said. Inside the church, police found a 60-year old woman whose throat had been deeply cut in what one official described as “an apparent effort to… Read on>>


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