One of three victims of a suspected terror attack in the French city of Nice has been named Vincent Loques,
45, who was a sacristan of the Notre Dame basilica.
Mr Loques was beheaded by the attacker, who also killed two women at the church.
The Knife Man has been identified as 21-year-old Tunisian migrant Brahim Aoussaoui.
President Emmanuel Macron tagged the attack. an “Islamist terrorist attack”.
Macron added, France would not surrender its core values after visiting the Notre-Dame basilica in the southern
city. Thousands of troops are being deployed to protect churches and schools.
The first victim, who was also beheaded, is thought to have been an elderly woman who had come to the church
to pray. Aoussaoui then attacked Mr Loques, before stabbing a second woman who escaped across the
street but died of her injuries. Nice’s mayor said the attacker repeated ‘Allah Akbar’” over and over as he lay
wounded after being shot by police.