Macron says France is 'under attack' after deadly stabbing in Nice
A man wielding a knife on Thursday killed three people in an attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice in southern France. The suspect, a Tunisian national, has been arrested in the attack which President Emmanuel Macron has described as an Islamist terrorist attack. Follow events as they unfolded in our liveblog.
- At around 9am on Thursday, a man wielding a knife killed three people and injured several others at a church in central Nice. Two of the victims were killed inside the church and a third victim died while seeking help in a nearby bar.
- The assailant was shot by police and taken to hospital.
- France’s chief anti-terrorism prosecutor said the attacker was a Tunisian national, born in 1999, who carried an Italian Red Cross document.
- President Emmanuel Macron visited the scene of the attack, which he described as an act of "Islamist terrorism".
- The deadly stabbing comes two weeks after teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an Islamist attacker in a Paris suburb.
- Macron said security would be stepped up at schools and places of worship across the country.
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