French priest killed
This news is from Normandy in France. There is an attack. Two men hold hostage five people – a priest, two nuns, and two worshippers.
The priest is 80 years old. The men cut his throat. He dies. French police shoot the two men.
This attack happens two weeks after the attack in Nice. Eighty-four people die in that attack. That attack injures more than 300 people.
Difficult words: hold hostage (if you hold somebody hostage, you keep him or her somewhere to get something that you want), priest (a man of god), nun (a woman of god), worshiper (somebody who believes in god).
In Normandy, France, there was an attack in which two men held a priest, two nuns, and two worshippers hostage. The two men cut the 80-year-old priest’s throat and he died. French police said that they shot both men dead.
The incident comes as France remains on high alert nearly two weeks after a man ran into a crowd of people in Nice. The people were celebrating Bastille Day. Eighty-four of them died and the attack injured more than 300.
Difficult words: hold hostage (if you hold somebody hostage, you keep him or her somewhere to get something that you want), nun (a woman who serves god), worshipper (a believer in god).
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A priest in his 80s has died after his throat was slit by two men who held him hostage in Normandy. French police have confirmed they shot both men dead. The hostages were said to include the priest, two nuns and two worshippers.
The attack took place in the town of St. Etienne du Rouvray. Police have blocked off the roads around the church and paramedics have been seen pulling stretchers out of ambulances.
French president Francoise Hollande has arrived at the site of the attack. The Paris Prosecutor’s office said the case has been handed to anti-terrorism judges for investigation.
The incident comes as France remains on high alert nearly two weeks after a man plowed a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and injuring more than 300.
Difficult words: slit (cut), hostage (a person that another person keeps somewhere so he can get something), worshipper (a religious person), stretcher (a flat, thin bed that you lay so people can carry you when you are hurt or sick), plow (run into).