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US News Attack in Nice: the knell tolls in the churches of France

19:30  29 october  2020
19:30  29 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

Macron asks Putin for a “strengthening” of anti-terrorism cooperation

 Macron asks Putin for a “strengthening” of anti-terrorism cooperation © Gerard Julien / Pool via REUTERS Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Poutine, at the fort of Bregançon, in the south of France, on August 19, 2019. The French president spoke on Tuesday to his Russian counterpart and "wished for a strengthening of Franco-Russian cooperation in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration", after the assassination of Samuel Paty, on October 16, by a young Russian man of Chechen origin.

Attack at Notre-Dame de Nice: the churches of France toll the knell pic.twitter.com/snK2woPWIm

- CNEWS (@CNEWS) October 29, 2020

From the Sacré-Coeur in Paris, to the church of Talence, near Bordeaux, this "bell of the dead" rang at 3 pm, a symbolic hour for Christians because it would be that of the death of Christ.

Three victims in the attack

Three people were killed, at least one of whom had his throat cut during this knife attack of which the author was arrested. The latter was shot and taken to hospital. The man shouted "Allah Akbar" before being injured during his arrest. He said his name is "Brahim" and is "25 years old", according to a source close to the investigation. However, his identity was not yet formally established at the end of the morning.

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (Pnat) immediately opened an investigation for "assassination and attempted assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise" and "criminal terrorist association".

Nice attack: Bruno Retailleau points to the link between terrorism and "migratory disorder" .
© VALERY HACHE / AFP The right has called for a tightening of the legislative arsenal after the Nice attack perpetrated in a basilica on Thursday morning. Bruno Retailleau, president of the Les Républicains group in the Senate and questioned by Europe 1, evokes a cause and effect relationship between immigration, Islamization and attacks. Four years after the attack on the Promenade des Anglais , Nice was again hit by an attack on Thursday.

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