Planned attack on Catholic Church in France: One priest dead, hostages taken

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France is still on high alert since #Nice.

From Fox News:

Two attackers slit the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically injured at least one other person early Tuesday in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen before being shot and killed by police, a French security official said.

The priest, identified by Sky News as Jacques Hamel, was dead at the scene, and another person, possibly a nun, was clinging to life, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

The killing Tuesday inside the church, in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, “is obviously a drama for the Catholic community, for the Christian community,” Brandet told reporters.

The identities and motive of the attackers were unclear, according to the security official, who was not authorized to be publicly named.

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“The identities and motive of the attackers were unclear.”