Attack on Church in France Kills Priest, and ISIS Is Blamed

NY Times

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ST.-ÉTIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Two men with knives stormed a parish church in northern France on Tuesday morning and took several hostages, slitting the throat of an 85-year-old priest and critically injuring another person, before the attackers were shot dead by the police, officials said.

President François Hollande blamed the Islamic State for the attack — the latest in a series of assaults that have left Europe stunned, fearful and angry — and soon after the terrorist group claimed responsibility, calling the attackers its “soldiers.”

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