Excerpt from The Telegraph
By David Chazan, James Rothwell and Saphora Smith
Police have shot dead two men who took a priest and several others hostage at knifepoint at a church in north-western France.
The men shouted "Daesh" and cut the priest's throat before being "neutralised," police said.
Le Figaro newspaper reported that the priest died after his throat was cut.
Elite police units rushed to the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray after the men seized a number of people including a priest and two nuns.