Deadly attack on French monastery fuels fears of new terrorism
November 28, 2016
An armed man attacked a monastery in southern France on November 24, killing a custodian and binding and gagging residents before he fled as police approached to rescue the residents.
The masked man, who has not been identified, was carrying a shotgun and a knife; the custodian died of stabbing wounds.
Police have not yet ascertained the motive for the attack, which took place in the village of Montferrier-sur-Lez. But terrorism has not been excluded. Police have arrested several terror suspects near Marseille, not far from the scene of the attack.
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