Terror Strikes in the City of Nice, France

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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.[1]

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.[2]

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.

We will continue to update through Facebook on this developing story.

[1] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/29/knife-attack-in-french-city-nice-leaves-one-dead-several-hurt

[2] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54625270

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