Two men armed with knives broke into a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Seine-Maritime, on Tuesday, July 26. Five people present were taken in hostage. The priest was killed and another person was badly injured.
French media report that the police was informed by a nun who had managed to escape. Both suspects were shot dead by police.
An investigation was also opened by anti terrorist authorities. According to media reports, one of the killers had a criminal record.
The attack has been claimed during the day by the Islamic State organization via its communication agency.
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