Tuesday, 26 July 2016

France church attack: Priest killed near Rouen


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Police car and barricades on street in St Etienne du Rouvray in France - 26 July 2016Image copyrightAPTN
Image captionPolice closed the road leading to the church
A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen in northern France, police and French media have said.
The armed men entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during mass, taking the priest, two nuns and several churchgoers hostage, reports said.
French TV said shots had been heard after police arrived at the scene. Both hostage-takers are now said to be dead.
The area has been cordoned off and police have told people to stay away.
President Francois Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are on their way to the town to be briefed by police.
Map showing Saint Etienne du Rouvray near Rouen in France - July 2016

Are you in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray? Have you been affected by the hostage incident? You can share your experiences by emailinghaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

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