Nice/Paris: A terrorist armed with a sharp edged weapon and shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is Greatest) stabbed to death two persons and beheaded a woman at a church in Nice located in the French Riviera on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranian sea on Thursday 29 October 2020.
In another incident on Thursday, police shot dead a man who was also shouting “Allahu Akbar” and threatening those around with a handgun in Montfavet, near the southern French city of Avignon.
Nice was also the target of terrorist attack on Bastille Day in 2016 when more than 80 persons, many of them foreigners and young children, were killed and hundreds were injured when a lorry was ploughed into a crowded waterfront by a 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. The lorry had dug into the large crowd that had gathered at Promenade des Anglais for the Bastille Day fireworks display. The driver had ploughed on for about 2 kms before he was shot dead by the police.