Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray

To menn bevæpnet med kniver tok flere mennesker som gisler i en kirke i Normandie. De rakk å drepe ett av gislene før de ble skutt og drept av spesialstyrker.

 

Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church in a town in France’s northern Normandy region on Tuesday, a police source said.

The source said between four and six people were being held by the assailants in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

Telegraph kunne så melde:

Elite police units rushed to the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray after the men seized a number of people including a priest and two nuns.

De skjøt og drepte begge mennene. Telegraph skriver programmatisk at motivet for å ta gisler i en kirke er ukjent.

Guardian kan fortelle at ett av gislene ble drept før de ble befridd:

French media reported that five hostages were being held, and that a sixth escaped and raised the alarm. A priest, two nuns and two worshippers were reported to be among the hostages.

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Firefighters told RTL that several people had been injured.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/26/men-hostages-french-church-police-normandy-saint-etienne-du-rouvray

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