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France church attack: Islamic State behind the Normandy attack
17:33, 26 July 2016
France church attack: Islamic State behind the Normandy attack

Elderly priest was killed by Islamic State in French church

17:33, 26 July 2016

Open source

An elderly priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

The IS news agency Amaq said two of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack.

The Archbishop of Rouen identified the slain priest as Father Jacques Hamel, allegedly he was 84.

See also: France church attack: attackers shouted "Allahu akbar"

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