New Updates – 9:00 PM, Paris
We are getting distributing details about the barbaric attack happened in Normandy, France:
- Before beheading the elderly priest, the attackers performed a sermon in Arabic.
- The sermon and beheading of the priest were recorded on mobile camera.
- This kind of attack on a priest has happened for the first time in the modern history, primarily to provoke a war between Christians and Muslims.
As per the Al-Amaq, the official mouthpiece of Islamic state “The 2 executors of the attack were on the church in Normanday, France were soldiers of Islamic State. They executed the operation in response to calls to target countries belonging to the crusader coalition”.
New Updates – 2:20 PM, Paris
French President Francois Hollande has stated to the reporters regarding the attack that “by two terrorists in the name of Daesh”.
As per the eye-witnesses, one of the attackers was wearing traditional Muslim robe.
An 84 year old French Priest named Father Jacques Hamel has been beheaded in a barbaric attack by two unknown attackers in the premises of a church in Normandy region of northern France. The attackers then took the nuns and worshippers as hostage. However, the police has shot down both the attackers and freed the hostages. All the hostages except for one are unharmed. One hostage is currently in a critical situation.
The identify and the objectives of the attackers are unclear. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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