Attackers Storm French Church and Take Hostages, Killing One

July 26, 2016 9:27 AM

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PARIS — Two men stormed a church in northern France and took a number of hostages — including a priest, two nuns and several worshipers — Tuesday morning before the assailants were “neutralized” by the police, officials said.

The mayor’s office in the town of St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen about 65 miles northwest of Paris, confirmed that a police operation was underway and that the neighborhood around the church had been sealed off.

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