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France church attack: Country in shock after IS priest killing

France has suffered yet another attack carried out by men claiming to be part of so-called Islamic State.

An elderly priest was killed, when the attackers armed with knives, took people hostage in a church near the northern city of Rouen.

Both hostage-takers were later shot dead by anti-terror police.

One of them was known to security services having twice been arrested on his way to Syria, and was on probation at the time of the attack.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 26 Jul 2016
  • From the section Europe
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