PARIS, October 29. /TASS/. A woman was beheaded in an attack by a criminal, armed with a knife, in France’s Nice, the city’s mayor Christian Estrosi said on BFM TV. According to the mayor, the attacker was shouting "Allahu Akbar."
"The attacker used the same method as the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine terrorist," Estrosi said, referring to the murderer of teacher Samuel Paty.
According to preliminary reports, the attack took place Thursday morning at the local Notre Dame cathedral. The witnesses told journalists that the police officers shot the attacker six or seven times during apprehension.
On October 16, Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was decapitated after exhibiting Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a class, dedicated to freedom of expression. After the killing, French President Macron announced a campaign against followers of radical ideologies and related organizations and promised that France would not renounce publishing the caricatures.