International

84-Year-Old Priest Killed in France Church Attack

84-Year-Old Priest Killed in France Church Attack

27FRANCE-web1-superJumbo

Two armed men stormed a church with knives in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, taking a priest and four others hostage before being shot dead by police.

According to French media, 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was killed during the attack by the two men. The two men were shot dead outside the church as police arrived.

Though the motive remains unclear, the French Interior Ministry spokesman said that anti-terrorism prosecutors will lead the investigation.

“The whole of France and all Catholics are wounded. We will stand together,” wrote the French Prime Minister on his Twitter account.

The identity of the two attackers remains unclear. However, the attack is one of many in recent days in Europe and comes less than two weeks after the Bastille Day attack in Nice that killed more than 80 people.

The Nice attack, which was carried out by Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, was not known to authorities. However, authorities later discovered that the attack had been planned. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is not clear whether it was a lone-wolf attack.

The “barbaric attack”, as described by the French Prime Minister, is one of many in recent days in Europe.

Egyptian Delegation in Russia to Discuss Plane Crash Investigation Results
Mohamed Khan, Leading Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 74

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

UN: Food Aid to Be Doubled to 14 Million Yemenis to Avert Starvation

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Israel Slammed for Controversial Ad of a Woman Removing Her Niqab

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 1, 2018

Syria’s National Museum Opens After 6 Years of Civil War

Egyptian StreetsOctober 31, 2018

Israel Appoints First Female Ambassador to Egypt

Taha Mahmoud SakrOctober 30, 2018

Angela Merkel Will Step Down As Germany’s Chancellor in 2021

Nour EltiganiOctober 29, 2018

Egypt’s Sisi Congratulates Ethiopia’s First Female President Sahle-Work Zewde

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 28, 2018

11 Killed in ‘Deadliest Attack on Synagogue in United States’

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 27, 2018

Saudi Arabia to Prosecute the Killers of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi: Jubeir

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 27, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.