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Terror unit take over investigation into church siege

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French terror police are taking over the investigation into a church siege in which a priest was killed.

Five hostages - including a priest, two nuns and two worshippers - were held in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen, in Normandy.

The hostage takers - two men armed with knives - were shot dead by police.

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Hostage situation in church in Normandy is over

The scene near the church where the hostages were taken. Credit: APTN

The hostage situation in a church in Normandy is over, police have said.

ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo tweeted:

Reports from France suggest some of the hostages may be wounded but the two hostage takers have now been shot dead by police.

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