Three people were recently stabbed to death in Nice, France, by a 21 year old Tunisian man, named Brahim Aouissaoui, who had just arrived in the country earlier this month. The young man was armed with three knives, and was holding a copy of the Quran, when he attacked all three victims within a local church.
One of the victims, a 60 year old female, was found “virtually beheaded”, according to local officials. Another, a 55 year old male was found with his throat slit. And the final victim, a 40 year old woman, was able to flee to a nearby cafe, but later died of her multiple stab wounds.
The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, said that Aouissaoui “repeated endlessly ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest)”.
Police were able to shoot and detain Aouissaoui.
In a statement, the French President says “clearly, France is under attack”: