The world is already being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus but it doesn't seem to be enough misery for some people! Some extremists seem to be going to any lengths for what they believe to be their just causes, irrespective of how many people they cause distress to, along the way! It has come to light that a man wielding a knife attacked people in a Church and killed three people and beheading one of them. This shocking incident happened earlier today in the French city of Nice and also left many others injured, before the Police apprehended the culprit. The city's Mayor - Christian Estrosi has termed this as an "Islamo-fascist" attack and the French anti-terror prosecutors have begun an inquiry into this incident! 

Reports state that the assailant had been repeatedly shouting "Allahu Akbar", even after the Police apprehended him and also while under medication. The French President - Emmanuel Macron has also termed this tragic incident as an "Islamist terrorist attack". After visiting the Notre Dame basilica in the city, the site of the incident, the President addressed the Press & Media and also mentioned that additional troops are being deployed to provide security to schools and churches. The Police mentioned that a male suspect has been shot and detained in connection with this case. There have also been two other attacks, which happened today. One of these happened in France while the other happened in Saudi Arabia. The incident in France happened at Montfavet in the city of Avignon, where a man was shot dead, after threatening a Policeman with a handgun!

Outside the French embassy at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, a guard was attacked and hospitalised and a man has been taken into custody in this regard. Now, France has raised its national security alert to the highest level, following all these attacks. President Macron said, "If we are attacked once again, it is for the values which are ours: the freedom, for this possibility on our soil to believe freely and not to give in to any spirit of terror." He added, "I say it with great clarity once again today: we won't surrender anything." Though the exact motive behind the attack is not known yet, they are believed to be linked to the recent protests in Muslim-majority countries over the French President's defence of the cartoons of Prophet Mohammed being published. Some countries have also called for a boycott of French goods. We pray for the souls of the deceased, to rest in peace.