Nice ‘terrorist’ who ‘beheaded’ woman in church was ’21-year-old Tunisian’

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The attacker who killed three people in a church in the French city of Nice is believed to be Brahim Aoussaoui.

Three people were stabbed to death – two women and one man – inside the Notre-Dame Basilica on Thursday morning.

It is thought Aoussaoui entered the country from Italy via Lampedusa at the beginning of October and he had no identity papers on him.

The attacker was shot in the shoulder by French police and was taken to hospital. Authorities believe he was acting alone.

There were reports a 70-year-old woman killed was beheaded by the attacker.

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