French church attackers pledged allegiance to IS: what we know

French President Francois Hollande (R) meets members of the RAID, the police intervention group, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray after the killing of a priest at a church in the townTwo jihadists who attacked a French church and brutally murdered a priest had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. The attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray came as France was still coming to terms with the Bastille Day killings in Nice claimed by IS. The victim was Father Jacques Hamel, a semi-retired assistant parish priest, according to the archbishop of nearby Rouen, Dominique Lebrun.

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