Attackers Kill Priest, Take Hostages At Church In Normandy
ISIS is claiming responsibility for a gruesome attack at a church in the Normandy region of northern France. Two attackers killed 84- year old Father Jacques Hamel in front of his congregation by slitting his throat as he was leading morning mass on Tuesday. A congregant was also critically injured in the attack. Three others were rescued by police, according to the Associated Press.
The church was located in St. Etienne du Rouvray, which is near Rouen, the capital of Normandy. The two attackers were later shot and killed by police.
The attackers reportedly shouted “Daesh” before the attack. “Daesh” is a term that can be used interchangeably with “ISIS.”
Moments ago, news broke that ISIS said two of its “soldiers” carried out the attack, according to the AP.
This comes as Christian churches across the world are on high alert following the recent terror attacks in France, Germany, and Florida.