Woman beheaded, 2 others killed in knife attack in France

(Image source: @cestrosi)

New Delhi (NVI): A woman has been decapitated and two others killed in a knife attack near the Notre Dame Basilica church in the French city of Nice, according to French media citing police sources.

Police said three people were confirmed to have died in the attack and several were injured.

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, tweeted that one person has been arrested. Estrosi also tweeted that he believed the attack was a terrorist attack.

One of the people killed inside the church was believed to be the church warden, Estrosi added.

The attack came within days of the killing of French school teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded in Paris this month by a suspected Islamist after he used caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression.

However, the motive of the attack is yet not clear.