Terrorist Beheading In Nice, Two Others Killed, President Expected To Visit This Morning

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Terrorist Beheading In Nice, Two Others Killed, President Expected To Visit This Morning

Photo: Christian Estrosi Twitter

Today, the birth date of the Prophet Muhammad, at around 9 a.m., a man attacked several people with a knife inside and outside of the Cathedral Notre-Dame in Nice, France.

According to reports, a man and a woman were killed in the Notre-Dame church and a third, seriously injured, died in a nearby bar where she had taken refuge. One of the victims was beheaded.

Several others have been wounded although the numbers have not been confirmed.

Gunshots were heard along avenue Jean-Médécin as the police shot the assailant, who received medical treatment on the spot before being taken to hospitoa. Nice mayor Christan Estrosi said, “He repeatedly shouted Allahu Akba even though he was being treated.”

President Emmanuel Marcron is due to arrive in Nice by the end of the morning. This follows the murder of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded on October 16, 2020, in a Paris suburb.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.