Daily Mail: Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Daesh' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs
* Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am
* Reports that one of the attackers shouted 'Daesh' before launching the attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen
* Vatican has condemned the 'barbaric' killing of the 86-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway
* French President Francois Hollande said the men both 'claimed to be from' ISIS as they carried out the attack
An 86-year-old priest has been 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police.
Five people including the priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am.
The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel, is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is 'hovering between life and death' in hospital.
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2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead -- AP
ISIL claims two of its 'soldiers' killed French priest, seized four hostages -- USA Today
France church attack: Priest killed in hostage-taking near Rouen -- BBC
Hollande: Deadly church attack in France carried out in name of ISIS -- CNN
Attack on Church in France Kills Priest, and ISIS Is Blamed -- NYT
What we know about the attack on the French church -- The.Local.fr
France has long feared terror would strike its churches -- The Local.fr