Police have shot a suspected terrorist in France after a knife rampage in Nice.
It has been widely reported that the knifeman beheaded at least one woman.
Two other fatalities have also been reported, with several more people injured in the senseless attack.
Police rushed to the scene after receiving reports that a male, who was armed with a bladed article, had started randomly and indiscriminately attacking people.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said everything pointed to a “terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica”.
The mayor told reporters that the suspect had “repeated endlessly ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest) when he was being treated at the scene”.
Mr Estrosi said one of those killed was the caretaker at the basilica.
Reports are that the suspected terrorist is still alive and that he is being treated in a nearby hospital.
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