Hostage Situation in French Church, Priest Killed

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Hostage Situation in French Church, Priest Killed

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A priest has been killed at a church near Rouen in northern France during a hostage situation. The two attackers slit his throat, Reuters reported citing police sources.

The attackes have also killed one of the worshippers.

The attackers have been killed by police.

The Paris anti-terrorist prosecutor has launched an investigation into the church attack and hostage situation, the report added.

Initially, the attackers held a total of five people reportedly shouting “Daesh” (acronym for the ISIS terrorist group).

France President Francois Hollande is reportedly on the way to the scene. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has also headed there.

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