Report: French police arrest one in relation to church attack

July 26, 2016 18:08

French police have arrested one person in connection with the knife attack in a church in northern France, a source close to the inquiry said on Tuesday.

Earlier police shot dead two assailants who had taken hostages in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and killed a priest and seriously wounded another hostage.

President Francois Hollande said the two attackers had pledged allegiance to militant group Islamic State. 

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