By Editor Foreign Affairs
Paris: In one of the worst attacks in France, an attacker killed three people at a church in the French city of Nice early on Thursday, police said.
Dead included a woman who was allegedly decapitated.
Describing the incident as terrorism, city’s mayor confirmed the incident which has shaken France, on Twitter early hours of Thursday.
Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.
City’s police chief confirmed the incident to Correspondent of Islamabad Telegraph and said police has taken the attacker into custody.
“Two people were confirmed to have died in the attack and several were injured. We have taken the attacker into custody,” police chief said.
A police source confirmed that attacker has decapitated a women.
French politician Marine Le Pen also spoke of a decapitation having occurred in the attack.
French media reports suggested that the attack comes while France is still reeling from the beheading earlier this month of French middle school teacher Samuel Paty in Paris by a man of Chechen origin.
The attacker had said he wanted to punish Paty for showing pupils sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a civics lesson.
It was not immediately clear what the motive was for the Nice attack, or if there was any connection to the blasphemous sketches.
Its a developing story