According to the Associated Press report, IS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the hostage-taking in the church in the French city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

- "Islamic state" declares that the Church of France was attacked by ‘two warriors' of the group, - the report says.

As QHA reported earlier, the church was captured today afternoon in the French city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (Normandy). Two men armed with knives took a priest and parishioners hostages. Later, law enforcement agencies reported that the invaders had cut the priest's throat.

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