Suspect in France knife attack is 21-year-old Tunisian Migrant; reports

The police work near the site of a knife attack at a church in Nice, southern France, Oct. 29, 2020. An investigation has been opened into a knife attack that has left at least three dead and several others injured at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday morning, according to the country’s national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office (PNAT). (Photo by Serge Haouzi/Xinhua)

The suspect behind the knife attacks in the French city of Nice is a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant, AFP reports quoting inquiry sources.

Three people were killed and several others wounded in the attack at the Notre-Dame church on Thursday morning.

Witnesses said the attacker was allegedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”), as he carried out the attack.

According to the police on site, one of the victims, a woman, was decapitated by the attacker.

Two other attacks took place on Thursday, one in France and one in Saudi Arabia.