At least two people were was killed and one other person was injured in a deadly knife attack in the French city of Nice.
According to French media reports, the victims were a man and a woman, reports the BBC.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi has confirmed that one person has been arrested, adding that the incident was a “terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica”.
Meanwhile, a minute’s silence was observed in the National Assembly, where Prime Minister Jean Castex was detailing the nationwide lockdown, which will come into force on Thursday night.
“Without question this is a very serious new challenge that is striking our country,” the BBC quoted Castex as saying.