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Deadly stabbing in Nice ‘terrorist attack’, mayor says


Posted 11.40am UK time

Three people have been killed in a knife attack in the French city of Nice. Mayor Christian Estrosi said there had been a ‘terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica’, and that one elderly victim who had come to pray was ‘virtually beheaded’.

Mr Estrosi spoke of ‘Islamo-fascism’ and that the suspect, who was shot and detained shortly afterwards, had ‘repeated endlessly “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).’

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