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France on high alert, deploys military after beheading at church in Nice – Sydney Morning Herald

A woman has been beheaded and two others stabbed to death inside a church during a fresh series of “barbaric” terrorist attacks that have shocked France.

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The attack took place just a fortnight after an 18-year-old Chechen-Russian beheaded a Paris school teacher who had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad during a lesson about free speech.
The attack also occurred on Mawlid, which celebrates the birth of the Prophet. France’s Council for the Muslim Faith condemned Thursday’s attack and called on the country’s 6 million Muslims to cancel Mawlid festivities as a sign of solidarity.
About two hours after the attack in Nice, a man was…

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