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ISIS hostage takers kill 84yo priest at French church

By rt.com

An 84-year-old priest was killed in an attack during a hostage-taking situation at a church in northern France, near Rouen. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, carried out by two terrorists who were later killed by police.

Both attackers were killed by police snipers after running out of the church at one point during the standoff, an interior ministry spokesman said.

Police have also officially confirmed the death of one victim, who was “killed with a blade.”

Security forces have arrested one person allegedly linked to the attack, according to a source close to the investigation, as cited by Reuters.

Police earlier said they could not confirm the motive or the identities of the attackers.

In an official statement, France’s President Hollande called the attack a “terrorist act,” and said the attackers claimed a connection to IS. He added that France needs to battle against IS.

“Daesh has declared war on us, we must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law, what makes us a democracy,” he said, as cited by Reuters.

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