Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France
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Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French police stand in the street during a search in the Normandy village of Saint-Etienne du Rouvray after a priest was killed in the latest of a string of attacks against Western targets claimed by or attributed to Islamic State.

 (Charly Triballeau / AFP/Getty Images)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French soldiers stand guard near the scene of an attack in northern France. Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass in the suburb of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French President Francois Hollande, center, flanked by Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Mayor Hubert Wulfranc, left, and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, leaves the town’s city hall.

 (Charly Triballeau / AFP/Getty Images)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

The church in which a priest was killed in an attack in Saint Etienne du Rouvray, in Normandy.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French President Francois Hollande, left,  arrives in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray after an attack in which authorities said the assailants briefly held a small group of worshippers hostage.

 (Boris Maslard / AFP/Getty Images)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French police officers and firefighters arrive at the scene of a hostage-taking at a church in  northern France in which an elderly priest was killed. 

 (Charly Triballeau / AFP/Getty Images)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

A French soldier prevents the access to the scene of an attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, France.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

French police officers stand guard in front of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray’s city hall.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Attackers with knives kill priest in northern France

Police walk near a house being searched in the Normandy village of Saint-Etienne du Rouvray after a priest was killed in a knife attack claimed by Islamic State.

 (Matthieu Alexandre / AFP/Getty Images)
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