At least two people have been killed in a knife attack inside a church in Nice, in southeastern France, in what the mayor of the city, Christian Estrosi, has described as a terrorist attack whose alleged perpetrator has already been arrested . The Antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation for “murder” and “attempted murder”, according to Le Monde.
The attack took place at 9:00 am in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption and has resulted in at least two deaths and “several wounded,” as he adds. Le Monde.
“Everything suggests a terrorist attack inside the Notre Dame Basilica,” Estrosi said through Twitter, in a message in which he added that the alleged perpetrator of the attack is already being questioned by the police.
The Police Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes region has indicated that there is an ongoing operation in that area of the city but has not advanced further details. The French Interior Minister has announced an emergency meeting to address the situation.