French President Emmanuel Macron has said his country will soon be firm against religious extremists. His statement comes after three people were killed in a knife attack on a church in Nice. For the second time in the country this month, they called the attack Islamic terrorism. In Nice, declared President Macron, “France will not give up its values”.
On Thursday, a Tunisian expatriate with a 30-centimeter (12-inch) knife in the southern town of Notre-Dame Basilica Church chanted for half an hour and targeted those who prayed there. In this attack, a 60-year-old woman died inside the church. The corpse of a 55-year-old church worker also fell to the ground next to him, his throat slit by the terrorist.
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Another 44-year-old Brazilian woman, injured in the attack, escaped and entered a restaurant to escape, but she was also unable to escape. There were numerous wounds on his body. According to the French cable channel BFM TV, before she died, the woman said: “Tell my children. I love them a lot.”
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According to judicial sources, the attacker, shot and wounded by police, was identified as Brahim Ouissoui, 21, who came to Italy last month and then from there to France. French counterterrorism prosecutor Jean-François Rickard told a press conference that attacker Brahim had a copy of the Koran and was carrying three knives. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) when the police opened fire on him and seriously injured him.
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