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Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

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Posted at 2:12 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 10:51:09-04

NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The attack in Mediterranean city of Nice was the third in less than two months that French authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in class. Thursday’s attacker was seriously wounded by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition. The prosecutor said he was not on the radar of intelligence agencies.