French police have arrested two more men in connection with a knife attack on a church in the city of Nice, a police source told Reuters Sunday.
Police have taken six people into custody all in connection with the Thursday attack. The assault killed at least three people, including a woman one attacker reportedly beheaded while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Police shot the suspect, a 21-year-old, who is currently in critical condition, according to the news service.
The two men arrested are from the southern coastal town of Grasse. Italian authorities, meanwhile, are investigating the main suspect’s contacts in Lampedusa, an Italian island off his home country of Tunisia where he arrived Sept. 20.
Officials suspect the man may have spent time in Sicily and the port city of Bari, where they believe he was given a one-week expulsion order.
A Greek priest in Lyon was shot and sustained life-threatening injuries Saturday, two days after the knife attack.
The priest reportedly told emergency personnel that he did not recognize his attacker. An 18-year-old also allegedly decapitated his teacher earlier in October, reportedly after the instructor showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class during a discussion of freedom of speech.