Another terrorist attack has occurred in France, RadarOnline.com has learned. Less than two weeks after dozens were killed in Nice, an elderly priest was slaughtered by ISIS operatives during a terrifying hostage situation.
Two armed men were shot dead by police after a hostage situation turned bloody at a Normandy church Tuesday morning, BBC reports.
The two attackers, who claimed to be a part of ISIS, stormed Tuesday morning's mass and brutally killed 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel.
Hamel died not long after the unnamed men slit his throat after making him kneel on the altar.
"They forced Hamel to his knees. He wanted to defend himself, and that's when the tragedy happened," an escaped nun, who identified herself as Sister Danielle, told French media.
"They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic," she continued. "It's a horror."
Armed with knives, the suspects took five people as hostages during the intense attack.
Three of the victims were freed from the terrifying situation unharmed and one is hospitalized in critical condition.
Not long after, the attackers were tracked down and killed by French officials.
French President Francoise Hollande confirmed their links to ISIS. The news comes just days after at least 84 people were killed when a terrorist drove a massive truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France on July 15. Story developing.