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Brahim Aoussaoui attacked worshippers with a 12-inch blade in the Notre Dame basilica in Nice
Aoussaoui, a Tunisian who arrived in Europe on a migrant boat just last month, attacked worshippers with a 12-inch blade in the Notre Dame basilica in Nice, slitting the throat of an elderly woman near the church’s holy water in a beheading attempt.
He was 21 years old.
Brahim Aoussaoui Attack On Church
The Islamist terrorist who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he beheaded a woman and killed two others in an attack on a Catholic church in France was pictured last night.
Aoussaoui arrived in Nice at around 6.30 am via the railway station, where he quickly changed his clothes, Jean-Francois Ricard told journalists yesterday. CCTV then showed him arriving in the church at 8.30 am and staying there for nearly half an hour.
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The assailant entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 20 and arrived in Paris on October 9. The travel information came from a document on Aoussaoui from the Italian Red Cross, Mr. Ricard said.
Investigators found two unused knives, a Koran and two mobile phones, in addition to a bag with some personal effects. He was unknown to French security services, Mr. Ricard told a press conference.
Nice Attack Victim
He hacked 54-year-old sacristan Vincent Loques to death as he prepared for the first Mass of the day.
Brazilian-born Simone Barreto Silva, 44, also succumbed to her injuries after seeking refuge in a nearby burger bar. The mother-of-three’s last words were to paramedics: ‘Tell my children that I love them’.
Aoussaoui Shot and Killed By Police
The assailant was shot 14 times by armed police as he screamed ‘God is greatest’ in Arabic during the attack and ‘while under medication’ as he was taken to hospital, Nice’s Mayor Christian Estrosi said.
The attack comes amid fury across the Islamic world at President Macron for defending satirical cartoons of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and on the day that Sunni Muslims mark the Prophet’s birthday.
Several Muslim-majority countries launched campaigns to boycott French products, while protesters burnt the tricolor and posters of Macron at demonstrations in Syria, Libya, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Palestine.