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Live updates: Church attacker urges all Muslims to destroy France in new video

  • France is in shock after two Islamic State followers slit the throat of an elderly priest
  • The attackers stormed a Normandy church and took hostages before they were killed by police
  • The men apparently forced Father Jacques Hamel to kneel before killing him and filming it
  • Adel Kermiche, 19, has been named as one of the attackers
  • Kermiche was on probation and had twice attempted to travel to Syria
  • The other has been identified as 19 year old Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean
  • IS released a video of the pair pledging allegiance late on Wednesday
  • IS-affiliated news agency Amaq released another video showing Petitjean urging Muslims to destroy France and attack the West
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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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