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How Macron reacts to the Nice attack will be critical

A soldier stands guard at the scene of today's knife attack in Nice (Getty images)

The suspected terrorist attack in Nice’s Notre Dame Basilica this morning appears to be the third such incident in France in the last few weeks. Two female worshippers and a man thought to be the Basilica’s sexton had their throats slit by an assassin who, it is claimed, cried ‘Allahu Akbar’ after being shot and wounded by French police.

A crisis unit has been set up at the Interior Ministry.

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John Keiger
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Professor John Keiger is the former research director of the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge.

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