2 attackers, 1 hostage killed in Normandy church attack 

26 Jul, 2016 17:06 IST|Sakshi
Church was under siege by the two attackers
The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear.

Paris: Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting his throat before being killed by police, a security official said.

The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named.

Anti-terrorism investigators have been summoned in the case, Brandet said. The incident comes as France is under high alert after an attack in Nice that killed 84 people and a string of deadly attacks last year claimed by the Islamic State group.

France is also under a state of emergency and has extra police presence in the wake of the July 14 Nice attack.

(AP)

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