Nice Church Attack Leaves Three Dead

Stand for Israel  |  October 29, 2020

Nice Church Terrorist Attack Aftermath
NICE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 29: Police stand in front of the church on October 29, 2020 in Nice, France. A man armed with a knife fatally attacked people in the Notre-Dame church in Nice, located in the heart of the city. (Photos by Arnold Jerocki /Getty Images)

Terror again struck people of faith in France – a nation all too aware of the dangers of terrorism – as three lay murdered inside a church in the city of Nice. The Jerusalem Post reports on the stabbing attack, which left three worshipers dead:

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist incident at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said.

The attacker was confirmed by French police to have been a 21-year-old Tunisian national…

Nice’s Mayor Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism, said on Twitter it had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church.

Estrosi said the attacker had repeatedly shouted the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” or God is greatest, even after he had been detained by police.

One of the people killed inside the church was believed to be the church warden, Estrosi said, adding that a woman had tried to escape from inside the church and had fled into a bar opposite the building.​ “The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his way to hospital, he is alive,” Estrosi told reporters.

“Enough is enough,” Estrosi said. “It’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.”

Please pray for the loved ones of those who died in the attack, as well as God’s protection and shalom, peace, for all.

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