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Timeline Of French Church Attack

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Timeline Of French Church Attack
  • 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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