Thursday, October 29, 2020

Woman decapitated as knife-wielding man kills three in suspected terror attack


Yaron Steinbuch
New York Post

A woman was decapitated and two other people were killed by a knife-wielding “terrorist” who shouted “Allahu akbar!” at a church in the French city of Nice — one of three attacks targeting the country on Thursday.

Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the attack occurred at the Notre Dame Basilica in the Mediterranean city and that police had detained the assailant.

Estrosi called the attacker  a “terrorist” who shouted “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great” — repeatedly as police collared him and that “the meaning of his gesture left no doubt.”

Two people were killed inside the church, an elderly woman who was beheaded and a man whose throat was cut, according to the BBC. A wounded woman managed to flee to a nearby cafe, but died of her injuries later, a police source told AFP.  Read more >>