Nice ‘terror’ incident condemned by Boris Johnson as he slams ‘barbaric attack’

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned Thursday morning's suspected terror attack at a church in Nice, calling the incident a "barbaric attack".

Three people have died and several others left injured following the terrifying attack, which took place just after 9am on Thursday, October 29, just as morning mass was starting inside the Roman Catholic place of worship – which is the largest in Nice.

A person of around 70 years old was reportedly beheaded inside the Notre-Dame basilica and another person lost their life inside the church, with a third person also later dying following the attack on Thursday morning.

France has raised the security alert for French territory to the highest level after the knife attack in the city of Nice, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed on Thursday.

In a tweet, Boris Johnson slammed the "barbaric attack" and wrote that the UK stands "steadfastly with France against terror and intolerance"

Mr Johnson wrote: "I am appalled to hear the news from Nice this morning of a barbaric attack at the Notre-Dame Basilica.

"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and the UK stands steadfastly with France against terror and intolerance."

He then also posted the tweet in french.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the French people "you are not alone" after a deadly knife attack in the southern city of Nice on Thursday.

In a French message posted on Twitter he said: "We say to the French people: In the fight against extremism you are not alone. The Netherlands stands beside you."

A man who was reportedly armed with a handgun and tried to attack police officers as he shouted "Allah Akbar" (God is greatest) has been shot dead in Avignon.

A man has also been arrested after he stabbed a guard at the French Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency said.

It is currently unclear if the attacks are related.

  • Boris Johnson
  • Knife Crime

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