BREAKING NEWS: 92-year-old priest is killed by two ‘Islamic’ knifemen who slit his throat after taking nuns and worshippers hostage at French church before police shoot them both dead
- A priest had his throat cut after two knifemen burst into the church at 9am
- Both attackers shot dead by police and another hostage is fighting for life
- At least one knifeman was dressed in Islamic clothing, French media report
- Raid happened at Church of the Gambetta in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy
A 92-year-old priest has been butchered by two ‘Islamic’ knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police.
Five people including the priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near the city of Rouen in Normandy at 9am.
The clergyman was knifed to death during the attack while another hostage is fighting for their life in hosptial. The two attackers have been ‘neutralised’ by elite marksmen in a dramatic police operation.
At least one of the men was dressed in Islamic clothing, according to French media reports, and an anti-terrorist unit has already taken up the investigation.
Leftist media like BBC still looking for motives behind Muslims beheading Christians in churches. Allow me to help: pic.twitter.com/ffPcvy2Qpt
— Paul Weston (@paulwestonlibgb) July 26, 2016