France raises ‘attack emergency’ level after Nice killings

PARIS — France raised its alert to the highest level nationally after a knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in the city of Nice in the third apparent jihadist attack in just over a month.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex says today’s attack, in which at least one victim had their throat slit, was “as cowardly as it is barbaric” and tells parliament he has decided to raise France’s Vigipirate security alert system to the highest, “attack emergency” level.