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Police officers stand on guard behind the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on July 26, 2016, following an attack by two knife-wielding men.
The Islamic State group said on July 26 that the two assailants who stormed a church in France and killed an elderly priest were its "soldiers,". They stormed the church during morning mass, taking the five people inside hostage and slitting the throat of its priest Jacques Hemel, who was in his eighties. The attackers were killed by police after they emerged from the church when it was surrounded by France's anti-gang brigade, the BRI, which specialises in kidnappings.
 / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUCHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers stand on guard behind the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on July 26, 2016, following an attack by two knife-wielding men.
The Islamic State group said on July 26 that the two assailants who stormed a church in France and killed an elderly priest were its "soldiers,". They stormed the church during morning mass, taking the five people inside hostage and slitting the throat of its priest Jacques Hemel, who was in his eighties. The attackers were killed by police after they emerged from the church when it was surrounded by France's anti-gang brigade, the BRI, which specialises in kidnappings.
 / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUCHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

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