Knife Attacker In Nice Kills Three People
A man armed with a knife has killed three people in a terrorist attack at a church in Nice. The killing happened at around 9 AM local time on Thursday. One of the victims was reported to be a 70-year-old woman. Officials said that the woman was "virtually beheaded".
A male suspect was later shot and detained. Anti-terror prosecutors have opened an investigation into the attack and France has raised its national security alert to its highest level.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the number of soldiers being deployed to protect public places across the country would rise from 3,000 to 7,000. This attack comes amid calls in the Middle East to boycott French products.