The Jihad is in full attack mode…
Two people are beheaded and several others wounded in terrorist knife rampage at a church in Nice before attacker is shot and arrested
- Two people have been beheaded and several more stabbed after a knife attack at a cathedral in Nice
- City’s mayor said ‘everything suggests a terror attack’ after knife rampage began around 9am local time
- Police rushed to the area where they shot and arrested the perpetrator, according to local reports
- Comes fortnight after teacher was beheaded near Paris; a month after stabbings near Charlie Hebdo offices
Two people have been beheaded and several others stabbed in a terrorist knife attack at a cathedral in Nice.
The attack began around 9am, according to local reports, before police swarmed the area, where they shot and arrested the attacker.
The city’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, tweeted: ‘I am on site with the [police] who arrested the perpetrator of the attack.
‘I confirm that everything suggests a terrorist attack in the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice.’
The attack is just the latest to strike France, after an 18-year-old Pakistani stabbed a wounded two people outside the old offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The man has admitted to police that he was targeting the magazine for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Earlier this month a French history teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded in another attack north of Paris – also over cartoons of the Prophet.
Paty was stabbed by an 18-year-old Chechen after he showed the cartoons to his students during a lesson on free speech.