The state of emergency in French Nice happened at about 9 am. According to Kommersant , an unknown assailant attacked parishioners and tourists in the church with a knife.
“The terrorist cut off the woman's head and severely wounded several people, one of whom died in the hospital. The police said that only three people were killed”, - the message says.
The bloody attack in a church in Nice was carried out by a radicalized Muslim, Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Thursday, Interfax reports.
“He shouted 'Allahu Akbar' even when he received medical assistance after his arrest,” Estrosi told reporters.
The police detained the terrorist 10 minutes after the attack. During the arrest, he was wounded and taken to hospital.
Earlier, another terrorist attacked school teacher Samuel Pati and beheaded him.
To counter terrorist attacks in France, a special police unit was created.
The actions of the French authorities, which condemned the actions of the Islamists, caused a negative reaction from representatives of a number of Muslim countries.
The Mufti of Chechnya Salah-Khadzhi Mezhiyev and Turkish President Recep Erdogan expressed their indignation at statements about the protection of secular values to French President Emmanuel Macron. Last he called for a boycott of French goods, and after the publication of unflattering cartoons in Charlie Hebdo magazine, he filed a lawsuit for the publication.