Attack took place near Notre Dame church. Woman decapitated, two more killed and several injured in Nice
by Nirlipta Patnaik
A man shouting “Allahu Akhbar” kills three people in Nice city in French. City Mayor Christian Estrosi called this as an act of terrorism and stated on Twitter that the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that the French authorities had detained the attack.
Je suis sur place avec la @PoliceNat06 et la @pmdenice qui a interpellé l’auteur de l’attaque. Je confirme que tout laisse supposer à un attentat terroriste au sein de la basilique Notre-Dame de #Nice06. pic.twitter.com/VmpDqRwzB1
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) October 29, 2020
According to Estrosi and to French media reports citing police sources,” one of the three victims, a woman, had her throat slashed inside the church. The second victim, a man, was stabbed to death. The third known victim, another woman, was killed in a bar in front of the basilica where she had hidden.”
The growing tension between the French and Muslims are taking an ugly turn. In Saudi Arabia, state television reported that a” Saudi man had been arrested in the city of Jeddah after attacking and injuring a guard at the French consulate.”
Estrosi told the reporters that “The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his way to hospital, he is alive.”.
The recent event put forward the question of national security. Prime minister Jean Castex told to the French National Assembly that “the government’s response to the attack would be firm and implacable.”
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab responds to the attack in Nice in his Tweet, condemning the horrifying attack and extending a supporting hand to France.
I am shocked by the horrifying attack in Nice today. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. The UK stands in complete solidarity with our French friends against terrorism and all those who try to intimidate us through such despicable action. pic.twitter.com/SSeugphMtz
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) October 29, 2020
The identity of the attacker in the Nice incident remains unknown.
This the second incident this month.
After the attack hashtag, #prayforfrance went the trending