France church attack LIVE – Man and woman BEHEADED and another woman stabbed to death at Nice church as suspect is shot

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A WOMAN and a man have been beheaded and another woman stabbed to death in a suspected terror attack at a church in France.

Several people were reportedly stabbed at Notre Dame church in Nice, south of France.

Armed police are reported to have swooped on the scene before shooting and arresting the suspect, who is believed to be a 21-year-old Tunisian national who recently entered France via Italy.

Actu17 reports the woman was beheaded and a man had his throat cut outside the church before the suspect was shot, citing unnamed sources.

Nice mayor Christian Estrosi tweeted: “I confirm that everything suggests a terrorist attack in the Notre-Dame Basilica.”

Police also shot dead a man in Avignon in a separate incident, French radio station Europe 1 reported. It is believed the man had threatened people in the street with a knife while shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

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