- Sep 20, 2005
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The religion of peace strikes again.
France has been struck by two terror attacks within hours of each other as three people were killed - two of them beheaded - in an attack inside a cathedral in Nice before a gunman was shot dead by police in Avignon.
The first attack began around 9am at the Notre Dame cathedral in Nice where a knifeman beheaded an elderly female parishioner and a male church warden, fatally stabbed a second woman, wounded several others, and was then shot and arrested by police.
Two hours later, a gunman threatened people on the streets of Avignon - 120 miles from Nice - while shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before he was fatally shot by police.
Vincent Loques, 45, a father-of-two an sacristan of the Notre Dame basilica in Nice, was killed in a terror attack on Thursday morning that saw another woman beheaded and a third fatally stabbed.