National News

Two killed in knife attack near church in French city of Nice

todayOctober 29, 2020 11

share close

Two killed in knife attack near church in French city of Nice

Two people have been killed and several injured in a knife attack near a church in the French city of Nice.

The assailant was arrested after the Thursday morning attack and taken to a nearby hospital after being injured during his arrest, a police official said.

He was believed to be acting alone, the official said.

The lower house of parliament suspended a debate on new virus confinement measures and held a moment of silence for the victims.

The reason for the attack is unclear.

It comes as France is under high alert for terrorist attacks and the incident is now being investigated by France’s anti-terror prosecutors.

Tensions have been rising over the publication of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed and after two other recent attacks.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: Radio News Hub - News

Rate it

Previous post

National News

Second wave of Covid 19 at critical stage and change is needed experts

The second wave of coronavirus in England has reached a “critical stage”, with infections doubling approximately every nine days, experts have said. Researchers say they are detecting early signs areas that previously had low rates of infection are following trends observed in the country’s worst-affected regions.   They add that there has to be change before Christmas, and if more stringent measures are to be implemented, it needs to be […]

todayOctober 29, 2020 10