Knife wielder attacks police in Avignon, gets killed on spot

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier on October 29, a man with the knife killed several people in Nice
17:05, 29 October 2020

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Two knife attacks occurred in France on October 29.

In Avignon, the knifeman attacked local policemen. Meduza wrote that citing Europe 1 radio station. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar!". He did not hurt anyone. The law enforcers considered the situation a threatening one and opened fire, killing him on the spot. No further details were available.

Another incident took place in Nice. The man attacked people near the local Notre-Dame cathedral. He beheaded a woman, killed another two people and wounded a few more.

As is known, a similar accident took place earlier in the suburb of Paris; a Muslim student beheaded his history teacher, as he showed caricatures depicting Muhammad the Prophet. The witnesses claimed that the attacker shouted "Allahu akbar!" during the attack.

Related: Terrorist attack in London: Police shot man attacking passersby with knife

The day after that murder, people in Paris and other cities gathered on massive rallies to pay tribute to the murdered teacher. Later, France announced it was ready to deport 231 foreigners from the government-approved list - as suspects in extremist religious beliefs. Law enforcers began conducting searches in mosques and Muslim humanitarian organizations.

Leaders of Muslim communities in France protested against such steps, blaming the terror attacks and asking the French government not to link all Muslims with this hideous crime.

Related: Thousands of people honor memory of beheaded teacher in France

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