Keyword: attack

Tunisian man named as Nice church attacker

Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant has been identified by France's prosecution services as the assailant who killed two women and a man in a knife attack in a church in the south-east city of Nice on Thursday, and who had reportedly arrived in France in early October with identity papers issued by the Red Cross after disembarking on the Italian island of Lampedusa in September.

Three dead in knife attack at church in Nice

Two women and a man have died in an apparent terrorist attack at a church in the French Riviera city of Nice by a knife-wielding man who was shot by police and taken to hospital.

UK nationals held for attack on policeman at Israeli embassy in Paris

Seven British nationals, including two minors, have been arrested after a car was driven at a gendarme outside the Israeli embassy in central Paris on Monday night.

At least two hurt in atttack outside former Charlie Hebdo office

Two men have been arrested after at least two people suffered knife wounds in an attack outside the former Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine where, in January 2015, 12 people were shot dead in a terrorist attack for which 14 people are currently on trial on charges of helping the jihadists. 

French bus driver attacked in 'altercation over masks' dies

A 59-year-old bus driver in the south-west French town of Bayonne who was beaten and left brain dead by a group of men passengers on Sunday allegedly in a row over their refusal to wear face masks as required by law, died on Friday in hospital.

Bus driver in SW France brain dead after attack over masks

A bus driver in Bayonne, south-west France was described as brain dead on Monday after challenging a group of passengers who boarded his vehicle on Sunday evening without tickets or masks which by law must be worn by all passengers on public transport.

Macron pays tribute to police staff murdered by colleague

Calling on France to mobilise against 'underground Islamism', President Emmanuel Macron led a ceremony on Tuesday in homage to four staff who were stabbed to death at Paris police headquarters last Thursday by one of their colleagues in an attack which investigators believe was motivated by his allegiance with Islamist extremists.

Grizzly bear kills French musician in Canada wilds

Julien Gauthier, 44, who was on a trip along the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories to record sounds of nature for a musical project, was attacked by a bear in the middle of the night and dragged away by the animal.

Five arrested in France over alleged plot to attack place of worship

Five alleged members of a neo-Nazi cell in France, two of them minors, have been arrested on suspicion of planning to attack a place of worship, a source close to the investigation told French media.

Surfer dies after shark attack off Réunion Island

A man has died after his leg was severed by a shark while he surfed off the coast of France's Indian Ocean island of La Réunion on Thursday, the second person to die from a shark attack close to the island's shores this year, and the 24th fatality since a markedly high number of attacks began there in 2011.

Update: Strasbourg gunman escapes after three dead, 12 wounded

A gunman identified on CCTV footage, and reportedly known to French internal intelligence services as a supporter of radical Islamic movements, has evaded arrest after three people were shot dead and at least 12 others wounded on the streets of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France, when an army security patrol wounded the 29-year-old before his escape.

Tourists among seven wounded in Paris knife attacks

British and Egyptian tourists were among seven people stabbed on Sunday night in a popular canal-side location in Paris by a man believed to be an Afghan national who was chased and overpowered by members of the public, notably pétanque players who reportedly threw their iron balls at the assailant's head. 

Woman 'shouting Allahu akbar' stabs two in French store

A 24-year-old woman who witnesses said was shouting 'Allahu akbar' (Arabic for 'God is greatest') attacked a client and checkout assistant with a boxcutter in a supermarket at La Seyne-sur-Mer, near the port of Toulon in southern France.

Sixteen arrested over New Year's Eve mob attack on police

French police on Tuesday arrested 16 people, including two women,  over their suspected involvement in an attack on two officers attempting to disperse an unauthorised wharehouse party in a Paris suburb last December 31st, when video published on social media showed a policewoman being kicked by a mob after she fell to the ground.

Knife-wielding man attacks army patrol in Paris station

A French soldier escaped injury after a knifeman who attacked him and colleagues on foot patrol in the busy central Paris underground train station Châtelet was wrestled to the ground and detained, prompting the opening of a counter-terrorism investigation.