A knife attack near a church in the city of Nice, France has been reported by Reuters. One person was reported killed with the throat sliced and countless others wounded.
The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, stated that the suspect is in custody. Mr. Estrosi also said that the incident seemed to be a terrorist attack.
This new attack comes just days shy of Samuel Paty’s beheading in Paris. For reference, Samuel Paty was the teacher who used cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a lecture on freedom of speech. His killer also paid off two teenage students to identify Mr. Paty.
Since January 2015, France has been besieged by terrorist attacks and foiled plots. Most of these attacks have come from Islamist groups, raising tensions in a country already heavily protracted by social divisions.
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