Man shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ kills three at French church, terrorism investigation opened

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from The Washington Post,

Three people were killed in a knife attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday, an act President Emmanuel Macron referred to as “an Islamist terror attack” and which prompted the country to raise its security alert to the highest level.

The attack came amid tensions between France and some Muslim nations over cartoons denigrating the prophet Muhammad. It also echoes the beheading less than two weeks ago of a middle school teacher in the Paris suburbs who showed those cartoons to his students.

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