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Three dead as woman partially beheaded in knife attack centred on a church in France
Three people were killed in a knife attack in and around a Roman Catholic church in the southern French city of Nice today, becoming the latest victims in what French President Emmanuel Macron cast as a struggle between Islamic extremism and the secular ideals of the French state.
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Police said a 75-year-old woman was partially beheaded inside the city’s Notre Dame basilica. Two other people, including the church’s warden and a woman who tried to flee the scene, were slain nearby.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker repeatedly shouted “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great!” even after his arrest, while he was receiving medical treatment at the scene.
“Very clearly, it’s France that has been attacked,” Macron declared after visiting Nice. Amid worries of more violence, he put France’s security forces on …