3 killed in France knife attack...

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3 killed in France knife attack

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:24 PM, 29 October 2020  

3 killed in France knife attack

3 killed in France knife attack

At least three people were killed and several others injured in a surprise knife attack in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday, French police said.

The bomber struck shortly after 9 a.m. local time near the city's Notre Dame Dale-Assumption church, The Washington Post reported.

Mayor Christian Estrosi, a former MP with the right-wing Republican party, said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.

French Interior Minister Gerald Dermanin said a police operation was underway. He urged everyone to refrain from moving in the area. The mayor of the lower town also called the incident a terrorist attack.

Police said at least two people were confirmed to have died, while the attacker had reportedly been sent to the hospital. Some French media said at least three people had been killed.

Earlier, in Paris, a man stabbed a schoolteacher to death, later police shoot the gunman to death.