PM Modi condemns Nice Knife attack; says India stands with France

PM Modi condemns Nice Knife attack; says India stands with France

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Mondi on Thursday condemned the attack in France's Nice where three people were killed inside a church.

A man armed with a knife attacked two women and a man at the Notre Dame Basilica in the southern city of Nice on Thursday morning before he was shot by police.

Condemning the attack PM Modi tweeted, “I strongly condemn the recent terrorist attacks in France, including today's heinous attack in Nice inside a church. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the people of France. India stands with France in the fight against terrorism.”

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According to reports, a woman was beheaded and two others where killed by the attacker who was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a suspected terrorist attack. The assailant had repeatedly shouted the phrase “Allahu Akbar” or God is Greater, even after he had been detained by the police.

One of the people killed inside the church was believed to be the church warden. “The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained and was taken to hospital.

According to police, the three people were confirmed to have died in the attack, and several were injured. The French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department said it had been asked to investigate. The attack came on a day celebration that was being held on the holiday of Mawlid, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.

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