Oct 29, 2020 - Politics & Policy

3 dead after knife "terror" attack in Nice, France

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Photo: Valery Hache / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images

Three people have been killed and others injured in a stabbing attack at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, NBC News reports.

The big picture: A man with a knife began the attack at approximately 9 a.m. local time, killing two people inside the church and one who was seeking refuge. Police confirmed that the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

  • The mayor of Nice said this morning that "Everything points to a terrorist attack."
  • Police have identified a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant traveling through France as the suspect, per AFP.
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