Stabbing attack kills three people at a church in French city of Nice

 Stabbing attack kills three people at a church in French city of Nice

     Members of France’s elite tactical police unit RAID enter to search the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice after a knife attack in Nice on October 29, 2020.

    A man wielding a knife on Thursday killed three people in an attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice in southern France. A suspect has been arrested in the attack, which Nice’s mayor has described as an act of terrorism. Follow our liveblog below for real-time updates.  

    • At around 9am on Thursday, an unidentified suspect killed three people and injured several others at a church in central Nice. Two of the victims were killed inside the church and at least one them was beheaded, according to a police source. The third victim died while seeking help in a nearby bar.
    • The suspect was wounded by police and has been hospitalised.
    • Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi has described the attack as an act of terrorism, and said the suspect repeated the words “Allahu Akbar” as he was being treated for his wounds after being apprehended by police.
    • France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the attack.
    • President Macron was expected to arrive in Nice at around 1pm on Thursday.
    • French lawmakers on Thursday observed a minute of silence to honour the victims in the attack.
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