Nice mourns day after deadly knife attack

A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police.

People paid tribute to the victims with candles and flowers in front of the Notre Dame church on Friday, with many deeming the incident a "tragedy."

Chief anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard has said the suspect in Thursday's attack was a Tunisian man born in 1999 who had arrived in Europe on Sept. 20 in Lampedusa, the Italian island off Tunisia that is the main landing point for migrants from Africa.

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INTERPRETER: We're used to facing challenges. This one is particularly tragic. It's a challenge we have that we should fully live through in our hearts, in our flesh, in our emotions. But we should also live through it with the necessary actions from within ourselves, if I may say so, of standing backup for all of society, for the entire city of Nice and for France, which is to say, to move on, to stay standing, and to be united, and to show solidarity in these moments when they want to divide us.