Priest Killed in Hostage Siege in Normandy

EU | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 12:06|  views

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Two men armed with knives have been "neutralized" after taking four people hostage in the French city of Rouen, Normandy, police say.

One of the hostages - 84-year-old priest Fr Jacques Hamel - has been killed by the armed men.

Pope Francis has condemned the development as "absurd violence".

The perpetrators' motives are not immediately known.

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Tags: Rouen, France, Normandy, Hostages


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