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ISIS Attacks French Church, Murders Priest

Terrorist attack on French church in Normandy, July 26, 2016 (Photo: screenshot)

In the latest attack to hit France, terrorists stormed a church in Normandy, killing one before police stopped them. The Jerusalem Post reports on the heinous attack, claimed by ISIS, that left an 84-year-old priest dead:

Two Islamic State 'soldiers' carried out the Normandy church attack in France, the group's Amaq news agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Two hostage takers killed a priest in a church in Normandy, northern France earlier on Tuesday, before being shot dead by French police.

"They carried out the operation in response to the call to target the countries of the crusader coalition," the Amaq statement said.

Earlier Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande said the two hostage takers who killed a priest in a church in Normandy, northern France, were terrorists who had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

"Daesh has declared war on us, we must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law, what makes us a democracy," he told reporters at the scene in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen, using an Arab acronym for the Islamist extremist group.

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