France raises security threat to highest level: Prime Minister Castex | The Levant

France raises security threat to highest level: Prime Minister Castex

French police in Nice, France, following the kinfe attack there on October 29, 2020. (AFP)
French police in Nice, France, following the kinfe attack there on October 29, 2020. (AFP)

France has raised the security alert for French territory to the highest level after the knife attack in the city of Nice, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.

Castex also told French National Assembly that the government’s response to the attack would be firm and implacable.

An attacker with a knife killed three people, including a woman who was decapitated, at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police said, in an incident the city’s mayor described as terrorism.

Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame church and that police had detained the attacker.

Estrosi said the attacker had shouted the phrase “Allahu Akbar”, or God is greatest.

The attack comes while France is still reeling from the beheading earlier this month of French middle school teacher Samuel Paty by a man of Chechen origin.

source: Reuters

Image source: AFP

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on vk
Share on odnoklassniki
Share on tumblr
Share on digg
Share on skype
Share on stumbleupon
Share on mix
Share on pocket
Share on print

Related Posts

France raises security threat to highest level: Prime Minister Castex

Last News

Our Facebook

OUR YOUTUBE