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France: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attacker00:43

France: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attacker

France, Nice
October 29, 2020 at 19:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage captures the moment when police entered the Notre-Dame basilica and gunshots were fired in Nice, on Thursday, following a knife attack which left three dead and several others injured.

Paramedics can be seen putting a person in an ambulance.

Authorities reported the attacker was shot and injured and subsequently taken to hospital.

The French police have released a statement confirming the death of three people in the attack in the Nice church, while French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in the city around noon, condemned the incident as an "Islamist terrorist attack."

World leaders have expressed condemnation of the killings in Nice, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying she was ‘deeply shaken’ by the ‘terrible murders’ while Trump has said “our hearts are with the people of France.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry meanwhile strongly condemned the attack. "Those who conducted this savage attack at a sacred place of worship do not clearly share any religious, humane or moral values,'' its statement reads.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also spoke out against the violence. “This escalating vicious cycle-hate speech, provocations & violence-must be replaced by reason & sanity,” he tweeted.

Tensions have been escalating in France following the beheading of a school teacher in Paris on October 16, after he showed cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech.

France: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attacker00:43
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Footage captures the moment when police entered the Notre-Dame basilica and gunshots were fired in Nice, on Thursday, following a knife attack which left three dead and several others injured.

Paramedics can be seen putting a person in an ambulance.

Authorities reported the attacker was shot and injured and subsequently taken to hospital.

The French police have released a statement confirming the death of three people in the attack in the Nice church, while French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in the city around noon, condemned the incident as an "Islamist terrorist attack."

World leaders have expressed condemnation of the killings in Nice, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying she was ‘deeply shaken’ by the ‘terrible murders’ while Trump has said “our hearts are with the people of France.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry meanwhile strongly condemned the attack. "Those who conducted this savage attack at a sacred place of worship do not clearly share any religious, humane or moral values,'' its statement reads.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also spoke out against the violence. “This escalating vicious cycle-hate speech, provocations & violence-must be replaced by reason & sanity,” he tweeted.

Tensions have been escalating in France following the beheading of a school teacher in Paris on October 16, after he showed cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech.

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